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Cutting carbohydrates

DNMUM394423 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Lisa Antao | WC :708

Go ‘low carb’ to increase fertility chances by five times, say fertility experts. We explore the link
between the two...


Carbohydrates continue to get a bad rap and looks like the brickbats won’t die anytime soon. And now, fertility experts in the US, advise women should go “low carb,” if they want to conceive. That’s because doing so could increase the chance of success by five times. High levels of carbohydrates, especially the refined ones, are known to affect metabolism, and can fuel obesity, which in itself reduces fertility. Experts point out to strong evidence that women in particular should cut back on carbohydrates. Dr Gillian Lockwood, executive director of fertility group IVI, highlighted the research which discovered women with lower carbohydrate intake had four times the success rates of those on standard diets.
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