Alcohol even if only in moderate quantities, can significantly reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, according to a Danish Study. It showed that women who drink between 5 and 10 units of alcohol a week are up to 50% less likely to conceive than teetotallers.
A unit is counted as a glass of wine, half a pint of beer or a measure of spirits. Results of the study, involving 430 Danish couples between the ages of 20 and 35, were published in the British medical journal on 22nd August 1998. One of its authors, Miss Tina Kold Jensen, said that drinking more than 10 units a week cut the prospects of pregnancy by two-thirds.
She added: "It's obvious that women who want to bcome pregnant should avoid any alcoholic drink." - AFP