George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

High alcohol intake associated with slightly decreased female fertility

High alcohol intake associated with slightly decreased female fertility
Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a new study. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, defined as time to pregnancy of 12 months or more.

Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a new study. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, defined as time to pregnancy of 12 months or more.

Low to moderate intake of alcohol, defined as one to seven servings a week, seemed to have no effect on women's fertility, nor did the type of alcohol beverage consumed.

Source: Science Daily

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