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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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Does stress affect semen quality?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at semen quality and stress in healthy men. It found that higher levels of life stress were associated with lower semen quality. Some background Up to half of the infertility cases involve male infertility. An important factor in male fertility is semen quality. Semen quality includes the concentration of sperm, how...

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Do antioxidant supplements improve male fertility?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review article looked at the effect of antioxidant supplements on male fertility. Low-quality evidence suggests supplements improve birth rates among the male partners of couples with low fertility. Some background Male infertility contributes to 40 – 50% of infertility cases. One of the causes of male infertility is oxidative...

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Vitamin D is associated with improved survival outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between vitamin D blood levels and survival outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood were associated with better survival. Some background CRC is the third most common cancer in the US. Among CRC patients, only...

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Does exercise improve heart health and reduce mortality even in those with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether physical activity can help lower mortality risk and improve heart health in people with high blood pressure. This study concluded that physical activity reduced mortality risk, including those with high blood pressure. Some background According to the World Health Organization, hypertension (HT) or high...

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Evaluating the impact of obesity on male fertility

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of obesity on sperm quality and erectile dysfunction (ED) among men in infertile couples. They found obese men had lower sperm quality and were more likely to have ED. Some background Obesity has many effects on the body, including changing hormone levels, increasing the temperature of the scrotum in men,...

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What diet is healthy for male fertility?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed studies linking diet and male fertility. The authors found that diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, beans, nuts, and whole grains are associated with good sperm quality. Some background 15% of couples worldwide are affected by infertility. 40 – 50% of these cases are due to male infertility. Among all...

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