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International Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016, 4(1), 19-31
DOI: 10.12691/ijcn-4-1-4
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Assessment of Correlation between Food Choices and Fertility Status in Females

Tamkenat Mansoor1, , Muhammad Nasir1, Amina Chughtai1 and Muhammad Bilal2

1Department of food Science and Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, 54000

2Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, 54000

Pub. Date: December 22, 2016

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Tamkenat Mansoor, Muhammad Nasir, Amina Chughtai and Muhammad Bilal. Assessment of Correlation between Food Choices and Fertility Status in Females. International Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016; 4(1):19-31. doi: 10.12691/ijcn-4-1-4


A rapid change in the eating patterns and choices of food has been observed globally. These changes, however, are not without consequences. Like many other health related problems, infertility is also on the rise, where 1 in every 4 couples is battling with it. It has been long known that increased and decreased BMIs can both cause deranged fertility but recently many women with normal body weights have been reported to suffer from infertility at some stage of their lives or the other. A survey was conducted to compare the food choices of 240 fertile and 77 infertile females in order to assess the correlation between their eating patterns and fertility status. Pregnant fertile females were found to be consuming carbohydrates and carbonated drinks in higher frequency than infertile ones and non-pregnant fertile were consuming proteins in greater quantities than infertile one. It has been thus postulated that more research needs to be done in this area on a broader scale in order to identify the foods that have a negative or positive impact on fertility status of females. Due to a limited number of participants from a local area, the research cannot be called conclusive.

nutrition fertility infertility Obesity underweight female fertility

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