Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Drinking too much coffee or tea can cut the chances of a woman getting pregnant by a quarter if she already has fertility problems. The effect is the same as drinking excessive alcohol, according to researchers in the Netherlands. They looked at 8,669 women who had undergone IVF treatment and found the likelihood of pregnancy was significantly reduced for those who smoked, drank too much coffee and alcohol, and were overweight. Fertility expert Prof Bill Ledger, of the University of Sheffield, said: ‘A lot of women can have 20 cups of coffee a day and get pregnant while falling off a log, but if you’re already sub fertile it could push you over the edge.’

Source: Metro newspaper Tue, July 8, 2008

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