A study group of 3,600 women trying to become pregnant has identified a drink that improved by 27% chances for them to succeed.
Thus, women who drank two cups of tea daily were 27% more likely to become pregnant than other surveyed.
In contrast, women who drank regularly carbonated cola beverages were 20% less likely to become pregnant, the effect is the same and if cola drinks of “diet”.
For women who prefer to drink coffee there was no noticeable effect.
Study leader, Professor Elizabeth Hatch of Boston University, wanted to determine the effect of caffeine consumption among women trying to become pregnant. For this, the 3600 participants in the study were monitored for one year. The average age of women studied was 28 years.
“We found that women who drank tea 2-3 times a day had 27% more likely to become pregnant. We do not know how I drink tea, if you add milk or lemon in it, but the effect was clear when compared with women who do not drink tea. It could be other factors. For example, women who drank tea were older, it is possible that another factor in the diet or their lifestyle will lead to this beneficial effect, “commented Professor Hatch.
Maha Ragunath, specialist in reproductive medicine at the London Bridge Fertility Centre, says that the antioxidants in tea may lead to this beneficial effect. “Tea contains several antioxidants which are good for both male fertility and for the women,” said Ragunath.
The study continues, Professor Hatch wanted to know if women who drank tea were part of longer or shorter tasks, will be studied and the health of babies and their condition at birth.