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Archive for January 2013

How saturated fat may affect men’s fertility

The findings of a study recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that a diet rich in saturated fats may have a negative effect on men’s fertility – reducing the quality and quantity of men’s sperm. Tina Jensen and her colleagues conducted a study exploring the relationship between dietary fat intake and […]

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Up against the clock: What women don’t know about age-related fertility decline

The results of a study recently published in the journal, Human Reproduction, suggests that some women may not be adequately informed about age-related fertility decline. Over the course of two years (i.e, between 2009 and 2011), researchers at the University of California, San Francisco interviewed 61 women living in diverse families who underwent in vitro […]

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Vitamin D may help boost women’s and men’s fertility

The results of several studies suggest that vitamin D may have a positive impact on women’s and men’s fertility. Vitamin D appears to be important for fertility because it aids the production of, and balance between, sex hormones in men and women. Drs. Lerchbaum and Obermayer-Pietsch of the Medical University of Graz conducted a review […]

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Fertility treatments may increase the risk of birth defects

A study conducted in Australia by Michael J. Davies and his colleagues, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that babies conceived using assisted reproductive technologies may be at greater risk for birth defects, such as heart, muscle, and gastrointestinal problems, and cerebral palsy. In addition – perhaps because of their age […]

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