In news sure to upset wine lovers everywhere, a new study has shown that having a nightly glass could have a surprising negative impact on the body. A team of Danish researchers have found that fertility can decline in women who consume a large glass of wine each night.
The study, which was conducted at the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, monitored more than 6,000 female test subjects, aged 21-45, all of whom had attempted to get pregnant for a year. Researchers kept track of the women's drinking habits and compared that data to their apparent fertility levels.
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They discovered that those who drank the equivalent of seven large glasses of wine a week had an 18 percent lower chance of getting pregnant than those who stuck to lower levels of consumption. "In this prospective study of women trying to conceive, consumption of the highest amount of alcohol was associated with a decrease in fecundability compared with no alcohol consumption," says Ellen Mikkelsen, the lead author of the study.