Friday, 29 January 2016

Eating Soy May Increase IVF Success Rate

It has been researched that soy could help the women who are undergoing IVF treatment. It protects the woman from the harmful effects of bisphenol A which is referred to as BPA and have the tendency to interfere with IVF treatment. Bisphenol A is the chemical which is found in many common food containers such as plastic water bottles. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 96% of the Americans are found to be having BPA in their bodies.

Estrogen is most important female sex hormone, which can mimicked by this chemical and can lead to various health problems including reproductive problems. A woman with higher exposure to BPA could have infertility problem and cannot achieve pregnancy successfully.

As we know that IVF success rate depends upon various factors. One of the factors is BPA exposure, which play a key role in IVF failure and success rate.  This is always advised that there is need to reduce exposure to BPA who have problem in getting pregnant.

Researchers discovered that woman who ate soy based foods have lower level of BPA in their urine. They took the urine samples of 239 women in which 176 women reporting that they ate soy foods and rest of the 63 women did not eat.

Result of women who did not eat soy based foods, showed the following points:

  • Level of BPA in their urine is higher
  • Lower rate of embryo implantation
  • Fewer pregnancies that resulted in live births

So, it is recommended that women must reduce their exposure to BPA and it helps in improving the fertility and you can get pregnant.

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