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Alcohol consumption is not related to fertility in Italian women

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:397
  1. Fabio Parazzini, Chief, analytical epidemiology unit,
  2. Liliane Chatenoud, Researcher,
  3. Elisabetta Di Cintio, Senior fellow,
  4. Carlo La Vecchia, Professor of Epidemiology,
  5. Guido Benzi, Researcher,
  6. Luigi Fedele, Director, obstetric and gynaecology clinics
  1. Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20157 Milan, Italy
  2. Istituto di Statistica Medica e Biometria, Università di Milano, 20133 Milan
  3. Prima Clinica Ostetrico Ginecologica, Università di Milano, 20100 Milan
  4. Ospedale Policlinico, Borgo Roma, Università di Verona, 37100 Verona, Italy

    EDITOR—Jensen et al observed decreased fecundability among women who drank alcohol compared with those who did not.1 The decrease was found even among women reporting a weekly intake of five or fewer drinks. The authors call for further corroboration of their findings.

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    Number (percentage) of women having difficulty in conception according to alcohol consumption, Milan, Italy

    We analysed the relation between alcohol intake and difficulties in …

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