(Mirror Daily, United States) – If you are desperately trying to get pregnant, drinking some wine from time to time might really help. A recent study presented during the annual Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine revealed that drinking red wine regularly significantly improved ovarian reserves, increasing the women’s chances to conceive.
Red wine might improve the ovarian reserve
This new study, who is soon to be published in a scientific journal, put 135 women at test, and discovered that red wine is great for improving fertility. Those women who had over five servings of the drink in a month had a significantly better ovarian reserve, namely the egg quantity which can be found in the ovaries at any given time.
However, the results had to face plenty of skepticism. Older guidelines told women to stay away from alcohol, as it might have been bad for their future baby. However, red wine contains an anti-inflammatory compound called resveratrol, which is beneficial for the ovaries. This component is not to be found in white wine, beer, spirits, or in any other types of alcoholic beverages.
Alcohol might not be that bad for fertility, but don’t overdo it
Therefore, you don’t have to cut the alcohol completely if you’re willing to conceive. Even so, be careful and don’t overdo it. Alcohol can still be bad for the child, so reduce your red wine consumption to no more than six units in a week.
Previous studies showed drinking over three glasses of red wine per week reduced the chances of conception, but researchers argue there were actually other factors, such as stress, which influenced these small chances to conceive. Even so, you should still take these findings with a grain of salt.
Drinking red wine regularly might not influence fertility, but the quantity of alcohol consumed in a month is really important. The study didn’t account for binge drinking or excessive alcohol consumption in a sitting, and also ignored some other factors which could have influenced a woman’s chances to conceive.
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