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Consuming alcohol may be linked to lower chances of pregnancy

A study in the peer-reviewed journal Human Reproduction uncovered an association between alcohol consumption and lower chances of pregnancy.

Conducted by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, the study included participants from the Mount Sinai Study of Women Office Workers, recruited between 1990 and 1994.

From the findings: “Results suggest an inverse association between alcohol and fecundability, and support the relevance of menstrual cycle phases in this link.”

“More specifically, moderate to heavy drinking during the luteal phase, and heavy drinking in the ovulatory window, could disturb the delicate sequence of hormonal events, affecting chances of a successful conception.”

The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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