We already know that following the Atkins diet can cause medical problems, such as diabetes. It has emerged today that a further threat of pregnancy problems could be tacked onto the world famous diet.

High protein intake and lower carbohydrates, scientists have concluded that large amounts of protein can have an effect on fertility in mice and possibly humans also.

The Colorado Centre for Reproductive Medicine have noted that vain mice taking the diet experienced disruption in embryo development. Dr. Gardner, from the CCRM said;

“Although our investigations were conducted in mice, our data may have implications for diet and reproduction in humans,”

So, can the Atkins diet really make it harder to get pregnant? Surely it would be the final blow for the health regieme if it is proved so.