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Does Soy and Soy Products Negatively Affect Fertility and Preconception Time?

Tania Tod's picture

This question might be interesting for vegans consuming soy products, and generally people who eat soy and are trying to conceive a baby.

Connection between soy and infertility or decreased fertility is somehow cemented in my mind, I am not sure why, but there must be a reason, right?

So, I decided to make a little “research”, and in this article I have listed the main premises I have learned. I hope you will enjoy reading it, and perhaps learn something new.

What's the Best Diet When Trying to Conceive?

Deborah A. Klein's picture


Dear Livitician,
My husband and I are 32 years old, and we have been trying to conceive for about 6 months. I have recently started to take a hard look at my diet, as problems with diet could be leading to our lack of conception.

I have read some studies citing the importance of including whole milk in the diet, and how low-fat and skim milks reduce fertility and can even be detrimental to conception. In contrast, I have also read that skim milk is important to include in a pre-conception diet. Which is accurate?