Women who are undergoing fertility treatment may be more likely to conceive
if they get a good amount of protein in their diets, a small new study
The study, of 120 women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at one
medical centre, found that those who ate plenty of protein and relatively few
carbohydrates were more likely to become pregnant.
Among women who got at least 25% of their daily calories from protein, 67%
became pregnant. That compared with 32% of women who had less protein in their
diets. What's more, women who got plenty of protein and relatively few
carbohydrates - less than 40% of their calories - had the highest pregnancy
rate, at 80%.
Learn more about fertility
issues from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human