It took 401 couples, all aged between 18 and 44, and all were trying for a baby. During the duration of the study, 347 women became pregnant, while 54 did not.
From blood samples taken at the study’s commencement, a clear link was identified between cholesterol and fertility — and not all of those with high cholesterol were overweight or in the older age category. Couples who both had high levels of cholesterol took even longer to conceive, regardless of their weight.
If you are trying to get pregnant, do make sure your diet is packed with cholesterol-lowering fruits, vegetables, fibre and monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil.