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An anti-inflammatory diet may improve female fertility
If women consume few sugars and bad fats, but a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, magnesium and selenium, their chance of fertility increases. This is the outcome of epidemiological research published in Nutrition Journal.
Moludi used questionnaires to gain an idea of the women's diet. He determined, among other things, the dietary inflammatory index of the diet. You can read more about the dietary inflammatory index here and here.
A diet with a high inflammatory index provides a lot of sugars, bad fats and other factors that fuel inflammation. A diet with a low inflammatory index, on the other hand, provides relatively many foods such as onions, garlic, coffee and tea, lots of dietary fiber, many omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and D and magnesium, selenium and zinc. These foods and nutrients inhibit inflammation.
Based on their scores, Moludi divided the women into 4 equal groups [quartiles].
After the researchers used statistical tricks to smooth out the effect of factors such as age, weight, education, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption, women with high scores were still 76 percent more likely to be infertile.
"However, more investigations are necessary to validate the kinds of conclusions that can be drawn from this study."
That last sentence is not unimportant. Epidemiological research finds associations, but the nature of those associations is never fully clear. This is especially true for cohort studies, such as this study.