So, drinking red wine could boost your fertility (according to science)

A new study has found that women who drink a moderate amount of red wine a week are more fertile than those who don't.

Now, depending on your life stage/ desire to start a family, this could be a good or a bad thing, so take from this what you will.

For the study, scientists at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, surveyed 135 women between the ages of 18 and 44.

Each participant was asked to keep an alcohol diary, noting the type of beverage and the amount of units they consumed each month.

Researchers also conducted regular ultrasound scans on each of the women in order to determine how many remaining viable eggs they had.

Results showed that those who consumed red wine on a regular basis had a better ovarian reserve, even when other factors such as age and income were taken into account.

Scientists believe this could be due to an antioxidant called resveratrol, which is a key component in red grapes, cocoa and blueberries.

However, these result should be taken with a pinch of salt as researchers say the fertility benefits are only enjoyed by women who drink moderate amounts of vino (approx. five glassed per month).

Speaking to The Times, Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society, “This is an interesting study, albeit with a small sample size which means that it doesn’t reach statistical significance.”

“However, the exposure of the developing foetus to alcohol may cause irreversible developmental damage, so alcohol consumption should be less than six units [roughly two large glasses of wine] per week for women wishing to conceive.”

Cheers, ladies.

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