Trying to become pregnant? Avoid diet drinks

For women who are attempting to become pregnant, new research suggests they may want to pass on diet soft drinks. The artificial sweeteners used for diet pop, or artificial sweeteners in hot drinks, have been shown to negatively impact female fertility. The result of this artificial sweetener intake is a reduction in the quality of eggs and embryos.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diet drinks may reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant during IVF, a study suggests.
  • Would-be mothers who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said.
  • While it is widely believed taking artificial sweeteners is healthier than taking sugar, both options raised the risk of an embryo being found to have at least one deformity.

“Would-be mothers who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3843014/Trying-pregnant-Avoid-diet-drinks-Women-regularly-consume-artificial-sweeteners-reduce-chances-conceiving.html