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Aspirin new fertility drug? New study suggests low doses may help in conception

New study suggests that aspirin could be a new fertility drug.
New study suggests that aspirin could be a new fertility drug.
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Fertility drugs and treatments are very expensive, but the latest study suggests that you may already have a drug in your medicine cabinet that could boost your fertility and it costs only pennies. The National Institute of Health’s latest study suggests that aspirin in low doses may improve your chances at conception, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning, April 4.

The study set out to test the theory that a low dose of aspirin daily would help guard against miscarriage. The results showed that aspirin did not change the incident of miscarriage in this large group of test subjects, but something else emerged from the stats derived from this study. It was found that the women who were taking the daily aspirin a day had a higher rate of conception in comparison to the women being given a placebo, according to the Business Standard today.

Just how does aspirin help in conception? It has been known for a long time that aspirin increases the blood flow. Many folks take an aspirin a day for their heart for this reason. The reason for aspirin increasing fertility could be because aspirin increases blood flow to the womb.

The study included 1000 women with a history of pregnancy loss. The group was split into two and they were assigned either a low dose of aspirin daily or a placebo. These women were followed for six months. The results showed that the women’s pregnancy loss was not different in numbers for either group. In this study an aspirin a day to guard against miscarriage didn't seem to work.

What this aspirin a day study did show was that 78 percent of the women who were taking the aspirin became pregnant during the study as compared to 66 percent of the women who took the placebo.

This suggests that the aspirin may have played a part in helping with conception. The study was published in the journal, The Lancet.

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