If you are trying to get pregnant, your job could affect the outcome.
A new study has discovered that jobs that require heavy lifting or odd hours could reduce a woman's fertility. The news is bleeker if you are overweight or obese.
Researchers at Harvard studied more than 470 women undergoing fertility treatment. They found that women whose work involved lifting heavy objects and those who worked in the evening or overnight, as well as women who worked rotating shifts, showed reductions in fertility biomarkers such as egg numbers and hormone levels.
Other studies already have shown detrimental effects of both heavy lifting and shift work on women. The study released this week is published in the journal "Occupational and Environmental Medicine."
Source: Live Science