Mediterranean diet may help with fertility

FILE-- An expectant mother gets an ultrasound. (AP)

March 22, 2010 4:32:48 AM PDT
Women undergoing fertility treatments might want to consider a healthy diet that includes vegetables, beans and fish.

A new study suggests women who stick with the "Mediterranean Diet" are more likely to conceive.

The study, reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility, does not prove that the diet itself boosts the success, but after observing 161 couples undergoing fertility treatments, researchers say women whose eating habits most closely matched the traditional Mediterranean diet were 40-percent more likely to become pregnant.

The diet is full of vitamins and omega three fatty acids, but researchers can't yet explain the possible connection.