Posted on

Fast Food Hurts Pregnancy Chances, Increases Infertility, Study Says

Fast Food Hurts Pregnancy Chances

Fast Food Hurts Pregnancy ChancesWhile fast food is convenient, we increasingly understand it is not always that nutritious. In fact, a new study has found fast food hurts pregnancy chances. It is incredibly difficult to maintain a healthy, holistic lifestyle in these modern times. That is is more challenging when we do not have sufficient information to make good decisions or access to proper nutrition once we make healthy decisions. These are the opportunities for transformation in healthcare.

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food are less likely to conceive within a year and more likely to experience infertility, according to new study.

For the study, published Friday in the peer-reviewed medical journal Human Reproduction, researchers analyzed diets of 5,598 women in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Ireland.

The team, led by professor Claire Roberts from University Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute in Australia, found women who eat fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant. Fast food was defined as items bought from fast food restaurants, and did not include fast food items bought from supermarkets, such as pizza. So, overall fast food consumption might have been underreported, researchers said.

Women who ate fruit three or more times a day increased chances of becoming pregnant quickly. Women who ate fruit less than one to three times a month took half a month longer to conceive, the study found.

For the entire article please see: Fast food hurts pregnancy chances, increases infertility, study says

Our Model

The HealthCare Too model provides for a collaborative holistic care approach to health. We look for articles and knowledge to help consumers and their care teams make holistic health decisions and also shop for the best deals in holistic health so you can find them here! We appreciate the value of surgery and pharmaceuticals but want to make more paths available for your HealthCare Too. See our model for Holistic Health for more information!

Shop HealthCare Too for your Holistic Health needs.

Posted on

Sleep Duration May Affect Integrity of Sperm DNA

Sleep Affects Sperm DNA

Sleep Affects Sperm DNAWe understand that sleep is healthy. It should be no surprise that sleep affects sperm DNA. However, the amount of sleep is also important. The “if sleep is good then more is better” logic seems intuitive but a recent study shows we can get too much of a good thing.

Researchers have identified a link between sleep duration in men and the chromosomal health of their sperm.

In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from colleges in Chongqing (China) from 2013 to 2015, volunteers with more than 9 hours per day of sleep and those with 6.5 hours or less per day sleep had 41% and 30% lower High DNA Stainability–an index that represents the proportion of sperm with abnormal chromatin–than did volunteers with 7 to 7.5 hours per day of sleep. Chromatin is a complex of DNA and proteins that forms chromosomes.

“This is new information after our pervious finding that sleep duration has an inverse U-shaped association with semen volume and total sperm count. In the previous study, we found that these two semen parameters were highest when sleep is 7.0 to 7.5 hours per day, and either longer or shorter sleep was associated with the decrease of the two semen parameters.”, said Dr. Jia Cao, co-author of the study.

Source: Sleep Duration May Affect Integrity of Sperm DNA

Our Model


The HealthCare Too model provides for a holistic approach to health. We look for articles and knowledge to help consumers and their care teams make holistic health decisions and also shop for the best deals in holistic health so you can find them here! We appreciate the value of surgery and pharmaceuticals but want to make more paths available for your HealthCare Too. See our model for Holistic Health for more information!

Shop HealthCare Too for Items for your Sleep Health.