Caffeine May Reduce Fertility In Women
According to findings published this week in the British Journal of Pharmacology, caffeine has the capacity to reduce muscle activity...
According to findings published this week in the British Journal of Pharmacology, caffeine has the capacity to reduce muscle activity in the fallopian tubes. Since said fallopian tubes carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, fertility issues may arise for women who are overly addicted to their daily java. Researchers studied the fallopian tubes of mice and found that specialized pacemaker cells in the wall of the tubes play a key role in helping to move an egg towards the womb. Caffeine inhibits the ability of the special cells, making it so that eggs can’t move down the tubes. Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, researcher on this new study, notes: “This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine.” Beyond explaining conception woes, this study may also eventually help doctors treat pelvic inflammation and sexually-transmitted disease more successfully, plus allow for a better understanding of ectopic pregnancy. By the way, if you're a guy, go ahead and have that morning joe. Caffeine actually perks sperm up - darn lucky men! Learn more about caffeine:
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