“Men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child, a clinical study at the US National Institute of Health has found.
The study compared data from over 1600 couples undergoing fertility treatment at six clinics across the USA, adjusting for factors such as age, race and smoking, and excluded those having IVF. The 34 men in the study with depression were 60 percent less likely to have babies during the study period than those without.
In contrast, women who had depression but who weren’t taking anti-depressants were no less likely to have a live birth, the study found. Women undergoing anti-depressant treatment, however, were more likely to have a miscarriage.” – Quote by Melanie Krause
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Microwaving Your Food In Plastic Containers? It May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Obesity and Infertility
“Plastic has other carcinogens as well including PVC, dioxin, and styrene, all of which are linked to cancer.” – NDTV Food Desk
“The disturbing truth is that heat transfers the chemicals in plastic very effectively into your food. When the food is heated, the food touching the plastic receives the chemicals leaching out. Eating those chemicals can increase risks of cancer, infertility and havoc on the normal functioning of reproductive systems and your brain[.]” – Dr Nitasha Gupta, an IVF expert
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“When the researchers looked at the effects of diet on infertility, they found that in women with the lowest intake of fruit, the risk of infertility increased from 8% to 12%, and in those who ate fast food four or more times a week, the risk of infertility increased from 8% to 16%.”
“An admitted weakness of the study, the researchers noted, was that they did not collect dietary information from the fathers.” – Quotes by CNN Wire Service (fox6now.com)
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“Women who shun fruit or eat lots of fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study released Thursday.” – Quote by AFP For Citizen Digital
Professor Clair Robers of the University of Adelaide in Australia said, “These findings show that eating a good quality diet that includes fruits and minimising fast food consumption improves fertility and reduces the time it takes to get pregnant.”
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“New Delhi: In a significant development that could yield vital insights into fertility, scientists have for the first time created embryo-like structures in the lab using stem cells, rather than eggs or sperm, says a new study. The Dutch researchers say the procedure was not meant for cloning people or animals, but to find out why pregnancies fail at an early stage-implantation.” – Quote from Times Now Digital
The study’s author, Dr. Nicolas Rivron, said, “These early embryos have all the cell types required to form a whole organism. They will help us better understand the hidden processes at the start of life, to find solutions for fertility problems, and to develop new drugs without the use of lab animals.” – Quote by Dr. Nicolas Rivron for Times Now Digital
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“Fast food is known to expose consumers to higher risks of obesity, digestive disorders, and even cancer. Now, a recent Australian study determined that fast food, when consumed regularly, doubles the risks of infertility in women.
Researchers have found that women who regularly eat fast food are doomed to face a huge problem, namely, the difficulty to remain pregnant, as it is more likely for them to develop infertility.” – Quote by Vadim Caraiman of Health Thoroughfare
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“While a 2017 study published in the Journal of Ovarian Research concluded endometriosis seems to negatively affect egg quality, there are no studies that definitively link endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve.”
Dr. Karli Goldstein, MD, of Seckin Endometriosis Center, said, women with endometriosis “shouldn’t give up on motherhood. She recommends patients with endometriosis see a reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in or personalizes care for endometriosis.” – Quotes by
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Foods that may help with female fertility: salmons, nuts and seeds, spinach, beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.
Foods that may help with male fertility: dark chocolate, berries, citrus fruits, fish, chicken, and whole grains.
See the artcile for more details.
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“Dr. Raymond Mansoor, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC),” said, “The male factor has now reached the point where it has its own category of infertility. We do have a sense that the average sperm count has declined in the last 40 to 50 years.”
“Social Worker at the MSJMC, Koren Norton,” said, “Males are difficult when it comes to getting assistance, as they are not often as open about issues of infertility as women.”
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“In a recent study published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy, researchers from Russia utilized a rat model to investigate whether stem cell transplantation might be an effective treatment for cases in which surgical methods are ineffective.”- Quote by Debra A. Kellen, PhD
Conclusion of study:
“Human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (eMSC) can be successfully applied for Asherman’s syndrome (AS) treatment in the rat model. eMSC organized in spheroids were more therapeutically effective than the cells in monolayer. After transplantation of eMSC in spheroids the pregnancy outcome and litter size in rats with AS was higher than in rats that received autologous rat bone marrow cells. It suggests the therapeutic plausibility of heterologous eMSC in case of failure to use autologous cells.” – Quote from the study by the Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine, St. Petersburg State University
Low zinc levels affect fertility: Women lacking in the mineral will struggle to conceive for up to three months, study finds
Findings from the Pennsylvania State University study:
“The most striking finding was that insufficient levels of zinc impaired the egg cell’s ability to properly divide, a necessary step before successful fertilization can occur. This defect persisted even after more zinc was introduced to the environment.
The zinc-deficient environment was also found to disrupt follicle cell growth, resulting in smaller eggs and fewer somatic cells, which are needed to support the egg.
Overall the findings revealed that low levels of zinc inhibited the body’s ability to produce eggs that would be able to become fertilized.” – Quote by Megan Sheets for DAILYMAIL.COM
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The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) study found caffeine intake during pregnancy can lead to a mother’s child being obese as a child and throughout his/her life.
Additionally, “Previous research indicates that pregnant women who consume more than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day are more than twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those who don’t consume caffeine.” – Quote by Dana Leigh Smith
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Mangoes provide many health benefits to pregnant women. They provide vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to both a mother and her unborn baby.
Six benefits of eating mangoes from the article include: help in battling anemia, aids proper digestion, enriched with antioxidants, essential for the development of the baby, rich in magnesium, and mangoes can act as a natural sweetener.
However, pregnant women should be careful when eating mangoes because they can sometimes lead to weight gain, diarrhea, and/or allergy.
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