A study found that drinking even just one soda per day can significantly lower a person’s odds of becoming pregnant.

“We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking and overall diet quality,” the study’s lead author Elizabeth Hatch said. “Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related to other adverse health effects.”For the study, published in the journal Epidemiology, the researchers surveyed almost 4,000 women between the ages of 21 and 45 and about 1,000 of their male partners on their medical histories, lifestyle choices and diet — including how many sugar-heavy drinks they consumed. They found that women who drank at least one soda per day had a 25% lower chance of becoming pregnant and male soda consumption was associated with a 33% reduced probability.

Source: NY Daily News