infertility and inflammation

Infertility and Inflammation (And The Nutritional Solution)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Infertile? Check your blood sugar.

More than that 54 million Americans have insulin resistance. If you’re one of them, you probably have high levels of a substance called C-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood as well. CRP is a marker of inflammation and a known risk factor for heart disease.

Infertility and Inflammation: How Blood Sugar

But new research shows that inflammation may also increase your risk for PCOS – the leading cause of ovulatory infertility.

A recent study published in the journal Hormone Research, evaluated 40 non-obese women with PCOS and 40 healthy women. The researchers tested levels of insulin, serum glucose, prolactin, testosterone, androgen and CRP in both groups. The researchers found that the women with PCOS had both insulin resistance and a high CRP level.

Reduce Inflammation and Blood Sugar to Boost Fertility

Reducing your CRP and other inflammatory factors doesn’t just help with PCOS and increasing your chances of conception, but also helps to protect against heart disease and diabetes, as well.

Learn more about reducing inflammation with diet here:


About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

Bahceci M, Tuzcu A, Canoruc N, Tuzun Y, Kidir V, Aslan C.Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and insulin resistance in non-obese womenwith polycystic ovarian syndrome, and effect of bicalutamide on hirsutism, CRPlevels and insulin resistance.Horm Res. 2004;62(6):283-7. Epub 2004 Nov 9.

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