Could Caffeine Affect Fertility?

May 25, 2011 Updated May 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT

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Could Caffeine Affect Fertility?

May 25, 2011 Updated May 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT


(WKBW/ABC News) A number of studies have shown that women of childbearing age who consume large amounts of caffeine have a lower chance of conceiving and take longer to conceive compared to women who don't drink caffeinated beverages.

Researchers discovered that when mice were given caffeine, it disrupted the contractions of the fallopian tubes, a process needed to move eggs from the ovaries toward the womb.

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