Have you ever wondered whether dairy foods may be helpful or harmful if you're trying to conceive with IVF? An interesting study on over two hundred women undergoing IVF determined that consuming three or more servings of dairy foods daily before IVF may actually be helpful.
Women consuming three or more servings of dairy foods daily had greater live birth rates compared to women who consumed less, and this helpful effect was especially pronounced in women over 35 years of age. The researchers came to the following conclusion:
"Dairy intake does not appear to harm IVF outcomes and, if anything, is associated with higher chances of live birth"
Hum Reprod. 2016 Mar;31(3):563-71. Dairy intake in relation to in vitro fertilization outcomes among women from a fertility clinic.Afeiche MC1, Chiu YH2, Gaskins AJ2, Williams PL3, Souter I4, Wright DL4, Hauser R5, Chavarro JE6.