Fertility Blog

Caffeine Consumption and Infertility

by Dr. Susan Sarajari

A study from the Nevada School of Medicine recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, elucidated some interesting facts regarding caffeine consumption and possibly decreased fertility.

The researchers at the University of Nevada studied fallopian tubes of mice and found that caffeine consumption stops the actions of specialized cells that coordinate fallopian tube contractions, which are necessary to move the egg along the fallopian tube. When these contractions are inhibited, eggs can not move along the tubes. These findings could potentially be extrapolated to humans and could provide a mechanism by which caffeine consumption could affect fertility and provide an explanation why high caffeine consumption can make it more difficult for a woman to conceive.

“Caffeine consumption and female infertility rates linked: Nevada School of Medicine Researcher”. 23-July, 2011. http//:www.medindia.net/news.