Can Intermittent Fasting Cause Fertility Problems?

The study highlights the importance of assessing not only the effect of fasting on weight and health, but also on fertility A day of restricted fasting time could cause fertility problems, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UK), published in the journal ‘Proceedings of the Royal Society B’. The study showed that restricted fasting affects male and female zebra reproduction differently.

In addition, some negative effects on the quality of eggs and sperm can be observed after the return of fish to normal levels of food consumption. The researchers say that although the study was conducted on fish, their findings are important to consider not only the effect of fasting on weight and health, but also on fertility.

According to Professor Alexei Maklakov, from the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the UEA, “Fasting is a time-restricted eating pattern that limits food consumption to certain hours of the day. It is a very popular trend for health and fitness, and people do it to lose weight and improve their health, but how does the body food shortages can affect egg and sperm quality, and these effects can persist beyond the fasting period.

Excerpted from World Nation News

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