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Female diet alters the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb......

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

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Female diet alters the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb

Scientists at the University of Southmpton's Faculty of Medicine have discovered that maternal diet affects the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb of women and thus may aid in the development of nutritional interventions to support the very earliest stages of pregnancy. Human Reproduction, 2015 DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dev00

"This is the first report showing that diet can alter the nutrient composition of human uterine fluid, which nurtures the early embryo".

The research showed that the concentrations of amino acids in the uterine fluid of non-pregnant women were affected by diet: a less healthy diet was associated with altered concentrations of amino acids compared to those with a healthy diet.

You've heard it before , "you are what you eat" and this research shows what you eat actually directly influences the environment of the uterine lining and implantation.


Put simply, the emphasise should be on fresh vegetables and fruits, with good quality protein especially from vegetable and fish sources, rather than excessive meat.

Further research is now required to determine the impact of diet around the time of conception, on the uterine environment and embryo development.


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