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Glass of Wine a Week Significantly Cuts Chances of Pregnancy

Update Date: Oct 18, 2013 05:52 PM EDT

Having just one or two glasses of wine a week could lower a woman's chance of conceiving by a third, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that having three or more glasses a week may lower the chance of becoming pregnancy by two thirds.

Researchers said the latest findings suggest that even low levels of alcohol can harm the development of unfertilized eggs.

The latest study involved 91 women undergoing IVF treatment.

Lead researcher Dr. Dara Godfrey, of New York fertility clinic Reproductive Medicine Associates said in a meeting of American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Boston said that women who abstained from alcohol had a 90 percent chance of conceiving.  

Women who drank throughout the week cut their odds by up to 70 percent, and those who binge drink were the least likely to get pregnant.

"My advice at the end of the day is to limit alcohol to very low amounts or to abstain completely," she said, according to Parentdish.

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