When a burger is better than salad
Irregular menstrual cycles are a common reason for infertility. Absent or infrequent periods, prolonged and excessive bleeding, and bleeding or “spotting” between periods can all make it difficult to predict when ovulation will occur so that a couple can make a baby.
There are also a number of diseases and conditions that can contribute to infertility. Smoking and weight also play a role. Smoking can reduce a woman’s chances of getting pregnant by affecting ovulation, and miscarriage occurs at a higher rate among pregnant women who smoke. And according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), about 12% of all cases are because a woman weighs too much or too little.
But many experts believe age is the biggest cause of female infertility, playing more of a role for women than for men. “If you look at fertility curves, there’s about a 50% decline in the ability for a woman to get pregnant from age 30 to 40 and every two years [after 40] it is cut in half,” says Grifo. “Then pretty much by the age of 44 anyone who is achiev- LONDON — You might think opting for a salad or sandwich for lunch will see you on your way to a healthy lifestyle.
But in fact sandwiches and pasta salads can contain more fat, calories and sugar than burgers and pizzas.
Some apparently healthy meals are worse for you than demonised junk foods from the likes of Mcdonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Express, researchers have found.
For example, a Peri-peri Chicken Pasta Salad contains 46.5g of fat – two-thirds of the recommended daily intake for an adult — which is more than the 44.3g found in a Burger King Bacon and Cheese Whopper.
Meanwhile a Chicken and Smoked Bacon Salad sandwich contains 694 calories and 37.1g of fat — but a Classic Margherita pizza has 683 calories and contains only 22.5g of fat.
And a 624 calorie Brie and Bacon Panini comes in at more than 100 calories higher than a 518 calorie Mcdonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
Consumer group Which?, which
The most common reasons for male infertility are issues with how the testicles create and dispense sperm, hormone imbalances, or blockages in the male reproductive organs. Obstructions in the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the penis, either naturally occurring or via vasectomy, account for up to 20% of male cases of infertility.
A complete lack of sperm is the factor for about 10% to 15% of male infertility; low sperm counts and malformed sperm are more conducted the research, said it was surprised to find that three of the sandwiches it surveyed contained more than three teaspoons of sugar.
These included a Posh Cheddar and Pickle on Artisan, which contains 17.6g of sugar — equivalent to more than four teaspoons.
Which? added it was easy for customers to overeat at lunchtime, with dishes such as a Tomato and Basil Chicken Pasta, which states it contains seven servings, often eaten by one person – meaning they consume 683 calories and 38.6g of fat in one sitting.
This is more than Burger King’s Chicken Royale with Cheese, which has 648 calories and 37.2g of fat.
A Which? spokesman said: ‘We’ve uncovered sandwiches and salads that contain more calories and fat than a Big Mac.
‘Given our research, it’s perhaps not surprising that two thirds of UK adults and a third of children are classed as overweight or obese. Overconsumption of foods high in calories, sugar and fat is fuelling our obesity crisis.’
Daily Mail According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, women with ovulation issues are most likely to see success from fertility treatments.
“If women are not ovulating, it’s a relatively simple fix,” said Grifo. “You can usually fix it with oral meds that induce ovulation. There are also injectable forms. If that’s the only problem, it’s a very effective form of treatment.”
SOME salads contain two-thirds the recommended fat daily intake for an adult.