The study was conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Russell, of Newark, Delaware, the USA. The tests involved 120 women. How are food and conception related?
The women, who follow a high-protein diet, have higher success rates in IVF than those who consume a lot of carbohydrates. The conclusion was reached by Dr. Jeffrey Russell after surveying 120 women. The results of his research have been published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The women, whose daily ration included 40% of the proteins, got pregnant 4 times more often than those, whose diet was based on 40% of the carbohydrates.
Those who are planning pregnancy now have a good motivation to give up donuts and muffins and keep to the Atkins diet, which presupposes a high level of protein and is a low-carbohydrate diet. In addition, the doctor advised to adhere to the protein supply 3 months prior to the expected fertilization to significantly increase the chances of conception.