Posted by: I like to eat dairy foods | 2009/01/30

Fertility and dairy

I am considering a second pregnancy and are quite fond of dairy products. However, I recently came across confusing information on fertility and the consumption of dairy foods - stating that dairy could reduce in enhance fertility. I would love to read scientifically sound information on the impact of dairy food intake on fertility. Could you please help me in this regard?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFertility expert

Dear I like to eat dairy foods

To my knowledge there is no scientific basis on which to base such an association i.e. dairy products are not negatively related to conception rates. However, should there be a definite intolerant to dairy products, then there may well be an inadvertedly high immunoglobulin level and histamine levels which may contribute to fertility failure but I am not aware on any definite scientific papers that have specifically looked at this situation.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.