New Research Suggests That High Fruit And Vegetable Intake May Be Associated With A Lower Risk Of Miscarriage

Dairy products are also associated with a 37% reduction; meanwhile, grains offer a 33% reduction.

Finally, higher consumption of both seafood and eggs is associated with a 19% decrease in miscarriage risk.

The research team also took the study one step further and studied to see whether certain pre-defined diets– like the Fertility Diet or the Mediterranean Diet–might also have impacts on miscarriage risk.

Although, no evidence suggested that following any of these diets either lowered or raised the risk of miscarriage.

The study did reveal, however, that a whole diet– containing high levels of foods rich in antioxidants and low levels of pro-inflammatory foods– may be associated with a reduced risk of miscarriage among women.

On the flip side, a diet that is high in processed food was actually found to double the risk of miscarriage.

All of the studies included in this analysis were centered around the peri-conception period– or the time leading up to and during the first three months of gestation.

Data collected from a large group of 63,838 women– who were all healthy and of reproductive age– were included in the review. And the data regarding these women’s diets were collected via food frequency questionnaires during the conduction of each study.

“We strongly encourage couples to consider the importance of making positive lifestyle choices when planning for a family and to continue with these healthy choices throughout their pregnancy and beyond,” Dr. Chung concluded.

“By knowing that positive lifestyle choices can make a significant difference in reducing the risk of miscarriage, couples can feel empowered to take charge of their health and the health of their baby.”

Still, Juliette Ward– a midwife from Tommy’s National Center for Miscarriage Research– underscored how there is still a lack of clear links between miscarriages and diet choices.

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