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A Surprising Cause of Infertility in Women – Antioxidants

The causes of infertility in women range from polycystic ovaries to irregular periods. But here’s a new, surprising cause of female infertility: antioxidants.

Research shows that antioxidants improve health and slow down the aging process by neutralizing harmful free radicals in our body. But, this fertility research shows that antioxidants eliminate molecules that women need to get pregnant.

“On the one hand, these findings could prove useful to women who are having trouble getting pregnant,” says Professor Nava Dekel of the Biological Regulation Department. “On the other hand, further studies might show that certain antioxidants might be effective means of birth control that could be safer than today’s hormone-based prevention.”

This doesn’t mean you should immediately stop taking antioxidants if you’re trying to get pregnant; it means you should talk to your doctor or fertility specialist about how antioxidants may be affecting your fertility. If you’re trying to get pregnant, you should read The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant – it’s a great resource.

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