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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE DID YOU -

WOMEN who eat a lot of fast food and lit­tle or no fruit may take longer to get preg­nant.

The find­ing is part of an in­ter­na­tional study of 5,500 women which in­cluded par­tic­i­pants from Ire­land.

All were in­ter­viewed by re­search mid­wives dur­ing their first an­te­na­tal visit, at 14-16 weeks ges­ta­tion.

In­for­ma­tion about the time it had taken to get preg­nant, along with the women’s di­ets in the month be­fore con­cep­tion, was col­lected.

The re­searchers found that com­pared to women who ate three or more por­tions of fruit in the month be­fore con­cep­tion, those who ate fruit less than one to three times a month took around two weeks longer to be­come preg­nant, ac­cord­ing to study lead, Pro­fes­sor Claire Roberts, Univer­sity of Ade­laide in Aus­tralia.

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