According to a surprising study from Harvard, researchers determined that getting only 2% more calories from trans fats than from monunstaurated fats (such as olive oil) more than doubles the risk of infertility. And getting 2% more calories from trans fats than from carbohydrates increased the risk by 73%.
Researchers believe that trans fats adversely affect ovulatory function.
Bonnie - I must say that I am even surprised by the results of this study. While it is only one study, trans fats have now been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and infertility.
Trans fats are still widely present in our food supply. Read your labels, especially when it comes to baked goods.