Scientists: seafood increases the chances of conception24.05.2022
Good news for parents-to-be: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has found that eating fish and seafood increases your chances of having children . The study involved more than 500 couples whose diet included seafood.
It turned out that a year after the correction of nutrition, pregnancy occurred in 92% of couples. An important detail: future parents ate seafood more than twice a week. The conception rate for those who ate less fish and seafood was 79%.
Commenting on the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Dr. Audrey Gaskins emphasized an important nuance: “One of the surprising findings was that fish and seafood consumption by men was just as important as it was by women.”
According to scientists, the inclusion of fish with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, tuna) in the weekly diet increases progesterone levels, improves sperm count, motility and viability. In addition, being an important source of protein and zinc, seafood increases fertility in women . Researchers recommend giving preference to fish varieties that do not accumulate mercury and methylmercury, which cause severe diseases with damage to the nervous system. Take note: the mercury content in marine fish species is higher than in freshwater.
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