Study: Popular drink reduces your fertility!

Even a coke a day can be too much

We have long known that too much sugar can lead to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. But can he also negatively affect fertility? A scientific study at Boston University suggests that.

Since we absorb sugar the fastest when we consume sweetened drinks such as cola, fanta or sprite, a research team has investigated the impact of soft drinks on fertility.

Result: Even a single soda a day can reduce fertility by about 20 percent? both the man and the woman. That's the same as the probability, within a cycle? to get pregnant.

"We found a link between consuming sugary drinks and diminishing fertility, which persisted even after we calculated out factors such as obesity, coffee and alcohol consumption, smoking and nutrition," said study director Elizabeth Hatch, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University. Your advice:

Couples planning to conceive should consider limiting their consumption of these drinks.

And what about fruit juices and light drinks?

For energy drinks, which also contain a lot of sugar, the rate was even higher than at 20 percent. However, the scientists point out that the findings in energy drinks were based on smaller amounts of data. However, no correlation was found between fertility and the consumption of fruit juices and light drinks.

For the study, researchers surveyed 3,838 women between 21 and 45 years and 1,045 of their male partners over a longer period of time.

High alcohol intake associated with slightly decreased female fertility (June 2021).