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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Some women dealing with infertility try a lot of things to improve their “ovarian reserve” or the amount of eggs they have. For instance, some women modify their diet.

Dr. Emily Jungheim, an infertility specialist and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine, joins FOX 2 to discuss whether these techniques are making a difference.

Dr. Jungheim is conducting a study that looks at the link between lifestyle factors and ovarian reserve.

“Until now, we have largely attributed ovarian aging to chronological age, but little has been done to look at any modifiable factors that may also impact ovarian reserve,” Dr. Jungheim said.

Women who wish to participate in the study can email or call the study coordinator, Kristina Cipolla. Her email address is or they can call at 314-286-2458.