Review: No evidence aspirin helps in-vitro

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August 16, 2011 2:28:18 PM PDT
Many women undergoing in-vitro fertilization are often told to pop a daily aspirin to help boost the odds of success, but reviews find no evidence it works.

After combining the results of 13 international studies, researchers saw no clear effect on IVF or pregnancy rates of women taking aspirin.

In theory, aspirin is thought to improve IVF success by boosting blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, but researchers say the evidence just isn't there.

The results are published by the Cochrane Collaboration, a research organization that evaluates medical evidence.