Regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages may decrease fecundability in males and females.
Fecundability is the probability of achieving pregnancy in a single menstrual cycle. This research work studied the association between regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages and fecundability. Researchers examined the dietary and medical records of 3,828 women attempting to get pregnant and over 1,000 male partners of these women.
Researchers noticed that habitual intake of of 7 or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages, including sodas and energy drinks, per week resulted in a reduction in fecundability in both males and females. The findings of this study reveal that a drop in fecundability may be associated with generous consumption of sugared beverages.