Ladies, take note! Drinking a glass of red wine every week may improve your chances of pregnancy, a study claims. Researchers from Washington University in the US found that hopeful mothers who regularly drank red wine had better ovarian reserve – the quantity of eggs present in the ovaries at any one time.
The team asked 135 women aged between 18 and 44 years to keep a diary detailing how much beer, spirits and red and white wine they drank each month. They also used ultrasound scanners to count each woman’s antral follicles, a proxy for the number of eggs she had left for the future. Researchers found that those who consumed more than five
servings of red wine a month enjoyed a higher ovarian reserve-a measure of a woman’s reproductive health, ‘The Times’ reported.
However, researchers also noted that white wine, beer and spirits were not linked to higher fertility. The molecule involved could be resveratrol, an antioxidant that protects cells against biological stress and is abundant in red grapes, blueberries and cocoa, researchers said.