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Association Between the Frequency of Eating Non-home-prepared Meals and Women Infertility in the United States
Sohyae Lee, Jin-young Min, Hye-Jin Kim, Kyoung-bok Min
J Prev Med Public Health. 2020;53(2):73-81.   Published online February 10, 2020
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether eating non-home-prepared meals (NHPM), including fast food, ready-to-eat foods, and frozen foods, was associated with self-reported infertility in the United States women. Methods: Data on diet and infertility from women aged 20-49 years who participated in the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys were analyzed (n=2143). Dietary information, including the number and types of NHPM consumed, was obtained from a self-reported questionnaire, and infertility status was analyzed using the following question, “Have you ever attempted to become pregnant over a period of at least a year without becoming pregnant?” Results: The frequency of NHPM consumption was positively associated with self-reported infertility after adjusting for confounding effects (odds ratio [OR], 2.82; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.48 to 5.38 of >1 vs. 0 NHPM/d). The odds of infertility were 2-3 times higher in women who consumed fast food than in those who did not consume fast food (OR, 2.73; 95% CI, 1.15 to 6.48 of >1 vs. 0 times/d). Conclusions: The frequency and types of NHPM may be a factor contributing to infertility. Although our findings require confirmation, they suggest that eating out may be deleterious to women fecundity.
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본 연구에서는 미국 국민건강영양조사 자료를 사용하여 패스트푸드, 냉동식품, 그리고 포장하여 판매하는 음식과 같이 집에서 조리하지 않은 음식 섭취와 불임의 연관성을 분석하였다. 잠재적인 교란변수들을 통제하여 분석한 결과 집에서 조리하지 않은 음식 섭취 횟수는 불임과 연관이 있는 것으로 나타났다 (OR 2.82, 95% CI 1.48 to 5.38 of >1 vs. 0 NHPM/d).


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