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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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Does pelvic floor muscle training improve urinary incontinence in overweight women?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of pelvic muscle training to treat urinary incontinence (UI) in overweight women. Researchers suggested that this therapy improved the UI symptoms of the patients. Some background UI is a common condition in women of all ages. It consists of involuntary leakage of urine. This condition negatively...

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Is there a link between per-/polyfluoroalkyl (PFA) substances and semen quality?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if per-/polyfluorolkyls (PFAs) are associated with semen quality. They found that higher semen PFA levels were associated with lower semen quality. Some background Semen quality is declining worldwide. It is measured by several parameters. These include sperm count (SC) and sperm concentration (SCC). Sperm...

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Does body weight fluctuation increase the risk of heart disease and mortality?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of body weight changes on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality.  They found that body weight changes were associated with a higher risk of CVD and mortality. Some background Bodyweight fluctuation (BWF; weight changes) is common. Many people undergo BWF and it can be...

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Does body weight fluctuation increase the risk of heart disease and mortality?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of body weight changes on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality.  They found that body weight changes were associated with a higher risk of CVD and mortality. Some background Bodyweight fluctuation (BWF; weight changes) is common. Many people undergo BWF and it can be driven by...

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What are the benefits of dietary fiber in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of dietary fiber supplementation (DFS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that DFS may improve RA symptoms. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition caused by chronic inflammation. The immune system is overactive in RA. This causes pain and disability over time....

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What is the evidence behind male fertility supplements?

Posted by on Dec 25, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the ingredients of common male fertility supplements. This study found that most ingredients do not have evidence of improving male fertility. Some background Male factors are the sole cause of 20% of infertility cases and contribute to over 40% of infertility cases. Oxidative stress contributes to low sperm...

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