A new study has found this drink could be causing your fertility issues.

Did you realise sweetened drinks can reduce your fertility by up to 20 per cent!

Researchers at Boston University analysed 3,828 women between the ages of 21 to 45 and 1,045 of their male partners. The participants were made to fill out an initial questionnaire on their medical history, diet, exercise habits and other health and lifestyle factors.

The same questionnaire was repeated every two months for a year or until they fell pregnant.

Having just one soda per day cuts this down further to a whopping 25 percent in women and 33 per cent in men.

“Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related to other adverse health effects,” explained lead author Elizabeth Hatch.

“We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality.”

“Given the high levels of sugar-sweetened beverages consumed by reproductive-aged couples in North America, these findings could have important public health implications.”

The study was published in Epidemiology.

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  • Interesting. I guess we are all different but I was born with one ovary and when I was younger and trying for children I was having a soft drink daily. I fell pregnant straight away each time. My first pregnancy I was still working and not drinking soft drink and it took me a year to fall pregnant.


  • Sugar is really an unnecessary additive in many foods.


  • My thought would have been that it may increase the risk of diabetes during pregnancy.


  • I didn’t have alcohol or soft cheese.


  • I just don’t know anymore! All these studies – I just seem a little desensitised to them all now. One day they say sugar drinks vs fertility, the next it’s something else. I think they need to be more convincing. And really, what 21 year old is thinking about their fertility vs their drinking patterns?


  • I mean really, how many people drink a soda every day??? Surely not that many.


  • Are there really people drinking one soda a day???
    I stopped drinking alcohol when trying to conceive. Further I think I was eating quite healthy and I don’t like soft drinks, except maybe a Ginger Ale those 2-3 times a year.


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