Women’s age is the most important risk factor for #infertility and there is a significant effect of age on assisted #reproduction outcomes.

Women experience major physiological changes in reproductive functions as they age, and it is possible that such changes could mask influences from other #environmental factors, such as #diet quality, that impact fertility and #IVF success rate.

Older #age and being overweight has a pronounced negative influence on IVF success.

Studies show that adherence to a healthy diet during the 6-month period before IVF was associated with higher chance of clinical pregnancy and live birth.

Interestingly this applies to the males as well, suggesting a possible relationship between the #father’s diet and IVF success rate.

Couples undergoing IVF should be advised to abstain from #alcohol prior to and during their procedures.

The quality of #protein and #carbohydrate in the diet also affect the risk of infertility.

Dietician Shwetha Bhatia

Guest Article by Dietician Shwetha Bhatia