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Does alimentation affect fertility?

 According to nutritionists of Loyola University Health System (LUHS) in the United States, alimentation plays aimages.jpgn important role in the fertility of people. About 50 million couples around the world unable to conceive could avoid medications and invasive treatments just paying attention to what they eat.

One of the main causes of infertility is attributed to weight. According to the National Infertility Association of the United States, almost 30% of cases are due to obesity or emaciation. Uneven weight causes a hormonal imbalance, affecting ovulation. According to researchers at LUHS, only a decrease of 5% weight in overweight increases your chance of conception.

Brooke Schantz, a nutritionist by LUHS recommends the following to increase fertility: reduce intake of foods with trans and saturated fats and eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats, such as avocados and olive oil. Exchanging the animal protein by vegetable protein, increase the consumption of fiber, fruits and vegetables and iron from vegetables such as tofu, nuts and other seeds. It also helps consume high-fat dairy and take a multivitamin complexes.

Men play a key role in reproduction and infertility (almost 40% of infertility cases are attributed to men). Those seeking to become parents must also maintain a healthy weight and keeping a healthy diet. Obesity in men can affect levels of testosterone and sperm production.

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