A soda a day may affect your chances of having a baby, warns study


New Delhi: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas and beverages – by either partner – may affect chances of conception, a study has warned.

The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with 20 percent reduced fecundability – the average monthly probability of conception.

Females who consumed at least one soda per day had 25 percent lower fecundability, while male consumption was associated with 33 percent lower fecundability.

“We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which was consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said lead author Elizabeth Hatch, Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).

“Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related to other adverse health effects,” Hatch said,…

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