Amazon.com lists over 11,000 items under the search term "fertility"

Fasting could extend female fertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Photo credit: A very pregnant Penelope mouse, by Kim Thiem, on freeimages.comCould fasting allow older women to have children?

That's the implication of two new studies which suggest that restricting food may offset some of the loss of egg quality and quantity that comes with aging.

The findings may even enable new eggs to be created from scratch.

It's not yet clear whether the findings extend to humans, but a better understanding of the mechanisms involved might eventually make it easier for older women to bear children.

In the first study, Jonathan Tilly and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School reduced the calorie intake of adult female mice by 40 per cent and found that significantly fewer of their eggs had abnormal chromosomes once the mice reached the age of 12 months – advanced reproductive years in mouse terms – compared with mice that were allowed to eat as much as they liked.

Such abnormalities in eggs are known to increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects in older mothers, both mouse and human.

Journal references: Tilly: Aging Cell, DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2008.00409.x; Van Gilst: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1178343

Read more

Photo credit: A very pregnant Penelope mouse,
by Kim Thiem, on freeimages.com
Some rights reserved


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Ovulation Diet: Trying To Conceive By Eating Fertility Boosting Foods Eating To Get Pregnant Guide, by Dana Tebow. Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 28, 2012)-Ovulation Diet: Trying To Conceive By Eating Fertility Boosting Foods Eating To Get Pregnant Guide
by Dana Tebow

-- This book is just what you need if you are having trouble getting pregnant. Dana's book provides all the well-meaning advice you could find.

But do not be fooled by the kind manner in which she presents her advice, because this book is filled with the fruitage of many months of careful research.

Dana begins with basics of explaining what ovulation is. This is the most crucial aspect of understanding how the ovulation diet works.

Once the foundation has been laid, Dana next explains what Cervical Mucus is, and its role in helping you conceive the child you have always wanted.

Dana even explains the foods that will help you become more fertile. Best of all, she presents a few of the methods that have been tried and proven to help women get pregnant.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 24 pages
Click to order/for more info: Ovulation Diet







Category: , , , ,

Catherine

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.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter

0 comments

WE LOVE COMMENTS!
Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.

Popular Posts