Answer from: Zita West
I am very skeptical about all this sort of thing. I think that for women they know they’re born with all the eggs they’re ever ever ever going to possess. They’re told often enough and they’re then and also young women coming to me at 34 terrified that all their eggs are going to fall off the cliff at 35 which is ridiculous. The bottom line is, some women are far more fortunate than others when it comes to their egg reserves, so you can be older with a good egg reserve – you can be younger with a poorer egg reserve but you’re still younger so you’ve got age on your side. I do believe that the environment in which your eggs are growing are affected by lifestyle, so drinking, smoking, drugs, I think a poor diet so I think there are things you can do to improve the lifespan of the eggs growing in the ovary to optimize your chances and we know as well there are certain supplements now: vitamin D is really important, folate is really important, Coenzyme Q10 which is the mitochondria of the egg cell and when you think about it’s not just about getting an egg, it’s got getting a mature egg and so when you think about what an egg has to do, it has to grow, it has to fertilize, it has to implant, it has to make an embryo that all takes energy so I do believe there’s a lot you can get from your diet and supplements to make the eggs healthier.
Answer from: Melina Stasinou, MD, MSc, PhD
The food is related to oxidative stress, again. So as we have mentioned before, oxidative stress will lead to ovarian aging, damage of the follicles and inflammation. So basically, by eating anti oxidants, it will help to increase the oxygen environment, so it will not change the DNA. It will not change a normal egg in a woman who is 42 or 43 years old, but it will change the environment where the follicle will grow. What this means in terms of fertility is that when the normal follicle will be growing with a normal egg inside, the good oxygen environment will help this egg to grow properly. Therefore it is very important, after a certain age as then we can save our normal eggs, otherwise there is a possibility at the time that we have a normal egg, it would not have grown in a proper environment and could lead to an abnormal fertilisation because an egg which has been damaged can not be fertilised easily through natural conception.
What kind of diet may influence AMH?
There is large number of studies conducted checking the affect of nutrition and diet on humans fertility. There are some obvious conclusion like in terms of BMI, exercise, vitamins level but not all of the aspects are cleared.
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