Regular coffee intake reduces the chances of getting pregnant, by inhibiting the circuit of the eggs from ovaries to uterus, study says. The experiments were conducted on animals but, as the scientists claim, they explain why women who drink coffee regularly reduce their chances of becoming mothers.
Coffee can make your mornings sunnier, it can give you energy throughout the hardest part of the day and can spoil you just as you get out of bed with its flavor. But drinking too much coffee can do more damage than good.
The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers at Nevada School of Medicine was reported in the British Journal of Pharmacology. The article reports that there have been made studies on mice that found an undermining of the activity of Fallopian tubes, that carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. This affects fertility in a direct and negative way.
The tem of researchers, led by Prof. Sean Ward observed that specialized pacemaker cells suffered a decrease in activity when the mice were given caffeine. The pacemaker cells are involved in coordinating the Fallopian tubes contractions. Even though it is not clearly know how do the eggs travel from the ovaries to the womb ( what is their activity in the tubes) it is known that the contractions of the tube play a highly important role in their traveling. The scientists presume that cilia – hair-like projections found inside the tube walls that are very very small – that are found in the tubes, have the role of pushing the eggs along with the muscle contractions in the tube walls If the eggs don’t end up in the uterus, the female cannot get pregnant.
So the two activities of th tube that leads to pregnancy are the cilia moves and the muscle contractions. The scientists state, however, that the contractions are far more important. And if the caffeine reduces the contractions, it’s pretty clear why women who drink too much coffee may have fertility problems.
“This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine” says profferror Ward and explains what are the benefits of this discovery:
“As well as potentially helping women who are finding it difficult to get pregnant, a better understanding of the way Fallopian tubes work will help doctors treat pelvic inflammation and sexually-transmitted disease more successfully”.