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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Dietary changes give fertility 'boost'

Holders of international medical insurance who have been struggling to have children may find dietary and lifestyle changes can boost fertility.

Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville explained males and females can improve the chance of conception by switching to a healthy diet, while cutting caffeine and alcohol consumption will boost fertility for both the woman and her partner.

Zinc, folic acid, Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins E and C were highlighted by Dr Glenville as some of the key nutrients for improving fertility, while the arginine and carnitine amino acids have been identified as helping male fertility.

"There is now a great deal of scientific knowledge about the use of nutritional supplements and their beneficial effects on boosting fertility," she remarked.

Once becoming pregnant, women should to ensure they undertake regular exercise, with midwife for baby charity Tommy's Jo Taylor recently suggesting those who did no exercise prior to conceiving should begin by doing three 15-minute periods of exercise a week and then gradually increase this amount until they are exercising every day.

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