Regular intake of soy reduces the effects of bisphenol A in women’s’ body. This can be all the more useful for those who are opting for IVF to have a baby. The bisphenol A also known as the BPA has been found to be intervening with the IVF process, thereby lowering down the chance of conception.

The BPA is a chemical component that is very commonly found in food containers and plastic bottles. This component is found to be the very prominent cause behind numerous diseases in both sexes including reproductive disorder. Hence, women who are planning motherhood are advised to stay off from being exposed to the effects of the BPA. Women who are already suffering from infertility issues and opting for assisted reproduction are said to be more vulnerable to the effects of the BPA. The BPA is found to mimic the estrogen, the female sex hormone and prevent natural conception. It also hinders the conception through IVF by not allowing a successful implant.

According to the outcome of a research conducted by the researchers of Massachusetts and Georgia the effect of BPA on women’s body can be controlled and even reduced by the regular intake of soy. The research was conducted on 239 women between the ages of 18 to 45 years who have at least had one IVF cycle. Among these women, 63 did not take soy as their regular diet. These 63 women were found to have the highest BPA levels in their urine samples. They were also the ones who had experienced more failed IVF cycles, unsuccessful implants and lesser live-births than the soy-eating group. On the other hand women who included soy in their regular diet had lower level of BPA in their body. The reduced BPA level did not affect their IVF cycles also.

Though women, trying to conceive are advised to stay away from the effect of BPA but due to its widespread presence it is not possible to completely ignore this chemical. Hence, to reduce the level of BPA, women must concentrate on eating soy regularly. A simple step can really do a lot to save women from potential harmful effects of BPA including inferility .

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