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Does increasing fiber improve the health of patients with type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if an increase of fiber in the diet improved diabetes-related and other symptoms of health in patients with type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes. The authors found that high-fiber diets improved blood glucose and cholesterol levels and patients’ survival. Some background Patients with type 1...

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Can mindfulness-based counseling improve mental health for women with infertility?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether group mindfulness sessions reduced depression in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found women who received 8 sessions of mindfulness training had less depression afterward. Some background Infertility affects over 10% of couples worldwide. Infertility is emotionally challenging. There...

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Can lifestyle interventions improve fertility outcomes in obese women with infertility?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if weight loss intervention (WLI) improves fertility in obese women with infertility. They found that WLI had a slight improvement in pregnancy rate, but was also associated with miscarriage risk. Some background Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. It has negative effects on general health. It is also...

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Can the Mediterranean diet improve the quality of life of patients with Type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) who followed a healthy or Mediterranean diet had a higher quality of life. The authors found that patients who followed the Mediterranean diet had a better quality of life, but neither diet improved patients’ satisfaction with treatment. Some background An essential...

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Does vegetable and seafood intake affect disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of vegetable and seafood intake in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They found that high vegetable and seafood intake may be associated with lower disease activity (LDA). Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by inflammation that leads to...

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Does DNA damage in sperm contribute to infertility?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the impact of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) on male fertility. The authors concluded that SDF is a marker of male infertility. Some background During conception, sperm deliver DNA (genetic material) that becomes part of the embryo. Breaks in DNA produce small pieces called fragments. This is called SDF. Studies...

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Can Iranian traditional medicine improve fertility?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of a diet based on Iranian traditional medicine (IRT) on fertility outcomes in women. This study found that IRT improved natural conception rates and in vitro fertility (IVF) pregnancy rates. Some background Over 10% of couples worldwide experience infertility. Genetics, age, diet, and lifestyle...

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Do omega-3 fats improve IVF embryo outcomes?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at omega-3 fats and vitamin D supplements for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study found that these added nutrients resulted in healthier embryos. Some background The diets of both men and women can affect fertility. Studies have found that diets high in vegetables and omega-3 fats may...

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