28 May '11, 4pm

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility | Health | The ...: Caffeine shown to reduce fertility in wo...

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility | Health | The ...: Caffeine shown to reduce fertility in wo...

A new study shows that women should consider giving up coffee to maximise their chances of getting pregnant. The report, in the British Journal of Pharmacology , focuses on research from the University of Nevada School of Medicine indicating that caffeine inhibits the movement of eggs along the fallopian tubes, reducing the chance of conception. By studying mice, Professor Sean Ward's team found that caffeine inhibited the actions of specialised cells along the walls of the fallopian tubes that help carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. The researcher found that caffeine affected the action of 'pacemaker' cells, slowing the transit of eggs. Professor Ward believes that this may explain why women who drink caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and cola, may have trouble becoming pregnant: ''This provides an intriguing explanation as to why people with high caffeine co...

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In the face of strong demand, coffee inventories have fallen to their lowest levels on record. A decade ago, coffee-making...