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Female alcohol consumption and fecundability: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis.

Women who are frequent consumers of alcohol may experience a decrease in fertility at a faster rate than their counterparts who are non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

Fecundability is the probability of getting pregnant in a single menstrual cycle. This study investigated the association between alcohol intake and fertility in females. A group of Chinese scientists conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis on data extracted from nineteen studies (19) with a total study population of 98,657 women.

The team of experts observed that alcohol consumption was associated with decreased fertility in women in the study population. The findings of this study suggest that regular drinking of alcohol may lead to a decline in fertility in women.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Fan D, Liu L, Xia Q, Wang W, Wu S, Tian G, Liu Y, Ni J, Wu S, Guo X, Liu Z.
  • Foshan Institute of Fetal Medicine, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. Department of Obstetrics, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, 230032, China. Department of Library, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310003, China. Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, 230032, China. School of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei, Anhui, 230038, China. Foshan Institute of Fetal Medicine, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. fsguoxl@163.com. Department of Obstetrics, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. fsguoxl@163.com. Foshan Institute of Fetal Medicine, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. liuzphlk81@outlook.com. Department of Obstetrics, Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong, 528000, China. liuzphlk81@outlook.com.
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