It has been reported that women who drink five or more cups of coffee a day severely reduce their chance of success from IVF treatment, according to a new Danish study.
Australian Food News reported that researchers from the Fertility Clinic of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, who studied nearly 4,000 IVF and ICSI patients, described the adverse impact of coffee consumption as “comparable to the detrimental effect of smoking”.
Results showed that the consumption of five or more cups of coffee a day reduced the clinical pregnancy rate by 50% and the live birth rate by 40%.
Dr Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel, who led the study, said: “Although we were not surprised that coffee consumption appears to affect pregnancy rates in IVF, we were surprised at the magnitude of the effect.”
Source: Australian Food News
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