High-fiber diet may interfere with ovulation

November 3, 2009 The research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds women on fiber rich diets have lower estrogen levels and ovulate less.

High-fiber diets are thought to decrease activity in certain intestinal enzymes, leading to less estrogen absorption . Still, researchers say the finding does not mean that eating a fiber-rich diet is a bad thing. But they question where women who are trying to get pregnant should lower their fiber intake.

More studies are needed before any recommendations can be made.

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