As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

But shedding pounds may bring them back to normal, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Male Infertility, Obesity
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Uterine myomas are common benign monoclonal tumors with extremely low potential for malignancy. They are estimated to be present in up to 70% of women of reproductive age [1], with a higher incidence in obese women and those of African American descent, and when symptomatic, a frequent indication for gynecologic surgery. Although the presence of myomas may be associated with a plethora of symptoms including pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility/subfertility, and adverse pregnancy outcomes [2], the vast majority of women with uterine fibroids are asymptomatic.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation ResearchAuthor(s): Tahereh Setayesh, Armen Nersesyan, Miroslav Mišík, Franziska Ferk, Sabine Langie, Vanessa M. Andrade, Alexander Haslberger, Siegfried KnasmüllerAbstractHealth authorities are alarmed worldwide about the increase of obesity and overweight in the last decades which lead to adverse health effects including inflammation, cancer, accelerated aging and infertility. We evaluated the state of knowledge concerning the impact of elevated body mass on genomic instability. Results of investigations with hu...
Source: Mutation Research Reviews in Mutation Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2018Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Seema PatelAbstractPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, afflicting females of reproductive age. This syndrome leads to infertility, insulin resistance, obesity, and cardiovascular problems, including a litany of other health issues. PCOS is a polygenic, polyfactorial, systemic, inflammatory, dysregulated steroid state, autoimmune disease, manifesting largely due to lifestyle errors. The advent of biochemical tests and ultrasound scanning has enabled the detection of PCOS in the a...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionOur findings suggest that obesity may have no influence on sperm concentration, motility and normal morphology in infertile men.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe major lifestyle factors discussed in the present review are amongst the multiple potential risk factors that could impair male fertility. However, their negative impact may well be mostly overcome by behaviour modification and better lifestyle choices. Greater awareness and recognition of the possible impact of these lifestyle factors are important amongst couples seeking conception.
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe TP53 and BRCA1 may constitute an inheritable risk factor for PCOS in South Indian women.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study was aimed at determining the effects of fertility supporting health training on healthy lifestyle behaviours and self-efficacy in infertile women. This study aimed to determine the effects of fertility supporting health training on changing healthy lifestyle behaviours and self-efficacy in infertile women.MethodsThe study used a pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental model with a control group and was carried out between March and October 2017. The power analysis calculated the number of infertile women in each group as 62 (N = 124). The women in the experimental group were provided with two sessions of ferti...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Connolly A, Leblanc S, Baillargeon JP Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common and significant condition associated with hyperandrogenism, infertility, low quality of life, and metabolic comorbidities. One possible explanation of PCOS development is cellular dysfunction induced by nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs), that is, lipotoxicity, which could explain both the hyperandrogenemia and insulin resistance that characterize women with PCOS. The literature suggests that androgen biosynthesis may be induced by overexposure of androgen-secreting tissues to NEFA and/or defective NEFA metabolism, l...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Authors: Elfassy Y, Bastard JP, McAvoy C, Fellahi S, Dupont J, Levy R Abstract Adipokines are secreted by adipose tissue and could be the link between obesity and infertility. Different studies investigated the involvement of adipokines in reproductive functions but only a few have looked into the male part. This review assesses adipokine functions on male reproductive parameters. Adiponectin seems to have a positive effect on sperm parameters, whereas other adipokines such as resistin or chemerin would have a rather deleterious effect on spermatogenesis. Semen parameters seem to be impacted when resistin and cheme...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2018Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Seema PatelAbstractPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, afflicting females of reproductive age. This syndrome leads to infertility, insulin resistance, obesity, and cardiovascular problems, including a litany of other health issues. PCOS is a polygenic, polyfactorial, systemic, inflammatory, dysregulated steroid state, autoimmune disease, manifesting largely due to lifestyle errors. The advent of biochemical tests and ultrasound scanning has enabled the detection of PCOS in the a...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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