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High cholesterol levels may impair fertility
iride6606 posted:
This is really gaining momentum as well, another good reason to control cholesterol levels!

The study, assessing 500 couples, revealed that on average, couples who did not achieve pregnancy within a year of trying had the highest cholesterol levels.
bobby75703 responded:
Steroid hormones are made from cholesterol. Without cholesterol there would be no conception. The sex hormones testosterone, estrogen and other hormones are all made from cholesterol.
iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
The NIH agrees with the fact;

"From our data, it would appear that high cholesterol levels not only increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, but also reduce couples' chances of pregnancy," Dr. Schisterman said.
bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
If its true, then the Chick-fil-A cows are in big trouble. A chicken egg is very high in cholesterol. If chickens can't conceive, America will have to go back to beef sandwiches.

"We didn't invent the beef sandwhich,
Its just that the chickens couldn't conceive."

bobby75703 replied to bobby75703's response:
Chick-Fil-A ran out of chickens.
iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
"This is the first time that cholesterol levels have been identified as a factor in pregnancy along with known factors, such as age and weight," said lead researcher Enrique Schisterman, senior investigator and chief of the epidemiology branch at the U.S. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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