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Antioxidants key to solving reproductive woes, say pharmacologists

A meta-study appearing in the journal Pharmacological Research suggests that antioxidants may be the key to overcoming a number of reproductive problems, including sub-fertility and erectile dysfunction. The report notes that previous studies on the potential for antioxidants to help address reproductive issues have been inconclusive, but that other data indicates nutritional therapies may have […]

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Obesity and infertility linked across generations




The hormonal changes which are triggered by obesity can “program” the reproductive systems of the female offspring of obese women and lead to infertility, report endocrinologists in the journal Endocrinology. Hormones involved in energy balance and metabolism have been shown to regulate reproductive function in animals and humans. Levels of one of these hormones – […]




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More evidence for obesity-infertility link




Obese women appear to undergo alterations in their ovaries which might be responsible for an egg’s inability to make an embryo, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It has been documented in the past that obese women trying to become pregnant take longer to conceive, even if they […]




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Newly Identified Protein Offers Clue To Immune Infertility




The autoimmune disorder known as immune infertility affects both men and women, causing their immune systems to “wage war” on sperm. Now, researchers think they may be closer to understanding what causes the body to react in this way. University of Virginia (UVa) researchers have reported finding a new human protein – radical radial spoke […]




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