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Avocados may improve female fertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 07, 2012 | 1 comments

Green south african avocado pear. Stock Photo credit: lockstockbEating avocados could make you pregnant! Or at least it could help women on IVF treatment to conceive, so researchers have recently claimed.

The study, carried out by Harvard researchers, has shown that monosaturated fat, prevalent in avocados, is better than any other dietary fat for would be mothers.

It showed that those who consumed the highest amounts of monsaturated fats were 3.4 times more likely to conceive than those on the lowest amounts.

The researchers think that the pro-fertility effects could be linked to a reduction of inflammation in the body.


"The best kinds of food to eat are avocados, which have a lot of monounsaturated fat and low levels of other sorts of fat," the study leader Professor Jorge Chavarro was quoted as saying.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    wish it were me

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