Your Early Life Food Affects Your Fertility
Early life food has a distinct bearing on fertility say a group of researchers associated with the University of Sheffield. The research study carried out by a group of scientists tried to unravel the mysteries associated with the topic. They ended up finding evidence of how food affects fertility and publicized their study results which went on to state that your early life food affects your fertility.
Dr Ian Rickard attached to the department of Plants and Animals at the University went through the old church records in order to find out more about the early life food that the people living in 18th century Finland were accustomed to. The agricultural data from the same locations and around the same time period were studied avidly to find out more about how food affects fertility. The yield of rye and barley were given more importance as the early life food for the people depended on the crop yields.
For men born in poverty and having to exist on a hand to mouth basis, food affects fertility said the researchers. Their reproduction pattern depended heavily on their early life food. Low yields of rye and barley controlled the fertility of the people too, found out the researchers. Children who were born in the year with low yields and consequently less of early life food were usually deprived of children all through their lives as food affects fertility. The children born in the years boasting of a bumper harvest went on to give birth at least once in their life time proving conclusively that it was the early life food that holds the key to fertility.
The researchers also concluded that the early life food particularly in the pre natal as well as the early post natal life had a direct impact on the development of the reproductive system.
Rickard went on to add that the study results show the effect that the early life food has on reproduction for people born in poverty. The environmental factors that influence fertility have thus come to light, as have the effects of the environment on the human and animal health. The studies with regard to early life food needs to go on in order to get a better understanding of the reproduction process and the social and individual influences on it said Dr. Rickard. The study results were published in the web version of the Ecology Journal on the 17th of December, 2010.
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