There are some people who genuinely believe that drinking diet versions of soda is a healthier alternative—it’s not—but now, there’s scientific evidence that it’s affecting your body more than you think, especially if you’re a woman.

In this study, 524 women undergoing IVF treatments were interviewed by nutritionists. Though their general diets were monitored, the nutritionists focused primarily on the women’s daily consumption of hot and soft drinks. And they found a link between artificial sweeteners and lower fertility rates.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the research also shows that the use of added sugar in soft drinks and coffee resulted in poorer quality of eggs and embryos. Not all scientists agree with this finding though; some believe that lower pregnancy rates can also be attributed to obesity, which is a common side effect of regular soda consumption. Duh.

The Chairman of the British Fertility Society, Professor Adam Balen, weighed in on the findings of the study: “There should be more scrutiny of food additives and better information available to the public and, in particular, those wishing to conceive.”


This article originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.


Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments

Latest Stories

Jolina Magdangal on Midlife Crisis, Turning 40 and Husband Mark

The actress shares her thoughts on midlife crisis and what it feels like to be 40.

Christian Bautista and Kat Ramnani Share Why It's Important To Discuss Finances Before Getting Married

Kat Ramnani and Christian Bautista encourage engaged couples to discuss their financial arrangements even before their wedding.
Load More Stories