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Aspirin improves pregnancy chances in females with inflammation

By jeremyc | February 8, 2017

Infertility affects one in eight couples in America. Infertility is described as not being able to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sex. It is estimated that in about 33 percent of infertility cases, the female partner has one or more issues which prevent conception or maintaining a pregnancy. Some of these women might suffer from long-term, low-grade inflammation. Earlier studies have linked long-term, low-grade inflammation with infertility. Now a new study suggests taking aspirin in low dosage on a daily basis might help these women conceive.

For this study, the researchers enrolled 1,228 women who were trying to become pregnant but had experienced one or more miscarriages. The participants were divided into three groups on basis of their CRP levels.

CRP is a protein whose level increases when there’s inflammation in the body. The three groups were low CRP, mid CRP, and high CRP groups. Some females were administered 81 mg of aspiring daily for a specific period of time, while others were given a placebo.

In the low CRP and mid CRP group, no significant difference was recorded between the two groups. However, the pregnancy rate of women who received aspirin in the high CRP group was 35 percent more than those women in this group who were given a placebo.

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