Could high cholesterol affect fertility? A very interesting study has just been published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. It took 401 couples, all of whom were aged between 18 and 44, and all who were trying for a baby.
During the duration of the study, 347 women became pregnant, while 54 did not.
From blood samples taken at the study’s commencement, a clear link was identified between cholesterol and fertility – and not all of those with high cholesterol were overweight or in the older age category. Couples who both had high levels of cholesterol took even longer to conceive, regardless of their weight.
If you are trying to get pregnant, do make sure your diet is packed with cholesterol-lowering fruits, vegetables, fiber, and monounsaturated fats, like grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil. Others include hazelnut oil, flaxseed oil, avocado oil, canola oil, apricot oil, sunflower oil, amongst others.