Planning a baby! Ladies drink red wine once a week to boost chances of conceiving
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Planning a baby, then ladies drink red wine at least once a week to boost chances of conceiving. Research from the Washington University School of Medicine revealed that hopeful mothers who regularly drank red wine had better ovarian reserve. A team examined the effect of alcohol on fertility on 135 women aged 18 to 44 years and measured their ovarian reserve. This is the ovaries’ capacity to make healthy egg cells, which is measured by counting the antral follicles that produce them. Antral follicle count (AFC) is the standard way of assessing a woman’s fertility and the typical number for a woman in her 30s is around 12 or 13, but this decreases over time. The study found a link between drinking red wine and healthy ovaries that produce more eggs. The researchers explained the link may be down to resveratrol, an anti-inflammatory compound, which occurs in high concentration in red wine.