Vitamin D fights disease and infertility: New study finds women with PCOS have a higher success rate with vitamin D

(Natural News) Trying to conceive might sound exciting on the surface, but it can quickly turn into a source of frustration for women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. This hormonal disorder, which affects five to 10 percent of women who are at the age of reproduction, often causes infertility because of a...
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Michael Grynberg1,2,3,4* and Julie Labrosse2 1AP-HP, Department of Reproductive Medicine &Fertility Preservation, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France 2AP-HP, Department of Reproductive Medicine &Fertility Preservation, Hôpital Jean Verdier, Bondy, France 3INSERM U1185, University Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France 4INSERM U1133, University Paris Diderot, Paris, France The management of low prognosis patients in ART represents a challenge for reproductive specialists. Different profiles and biologic characteristics have been identified among these patients. Indeed...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
How can conventional dietary advice gotten it so wrong? Rather than eating plenty of “healthy whole grains,” people on the Wheat Belly lifestyle eat absolutely no grains and enjoy spectacular weight loss and reversal of hundreds of health conditions as a result. Unfortunately, many people view this as a “gluten-free” lifestyle which is incorrect. Here are 10 reasons why no bagels, pretzels, or sandwiches made from wheat flour should ever cross human lips. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related...
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This study aims to determine the complementary effects of omega-3 and vitamin E supplements on certain oxidative stress indices in obese and overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This double-blind, randomized clinical trial was performed on polycystic ovary syndrome subjects with BMI > 25. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups to receive either 2 g of omega-3 plus 400 IU of vitamin E, or a placebo, for 8 weeks. At the beginning and the end of the study, total antioxidant capacity, glutathione levels, catalase activity, malondialdehyde concentrations, a...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Jie Cai1†, Yi Zhang1†, Yuying Wang1, Shengxian Li1, Lihua Wang1, Jun Zheng1, Yihong Jiang1, Ying Dong1, Huan Zhou1, Yaomin Hu1, Jing Ma1, Wei Liu1,2*† and Tao Tao1*† 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Pudong, China 2Shanghai Key Laboratory for Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Genetics, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Pudong, China Background: Infertility and dyslipidemia are frequently present in both women...
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Miguel del Campo1, Beatriz Piquer1, Jason Witherington2, Arun Sridhar2 and Hernan E. Lara1* 1Laboratory of Neurobiochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Neurochemical Studies in Neuroendocrine Diseases, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile 2Galvani Bioelectronics, Stevenage, United Kingdom Sympathetic innervation of the ovary in rodents occurs via two routes: the superior ovarian nerve (SON), which runs along the ovarian ligament, and the plexus nerve (PN), which is mainly associated with the vasculature. SON and ovarian norepinephrine (NE) levels play a major role in regulatin...
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This study was performed to determine the effects of selenium supplementation on clinical symptoms and gene expression related to inflammatory markers in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who were candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Thirty-six women candidate for IVF were recruited in this randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. They (n = 18/group) were randomly assigned into intervention groups to take either 200 μg/day of selenium or placebo for 8 weeks. RT-PCR findings indicated that selenium supplementation downregulated gene expression of interleukin-1 (IL-1) (P 
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one the most common hormonal disorders among women of reproductive age, with an estimated prevalence of 5-10%. PCOS is associated with long-term health risks including infertility, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, endometrial carcinoma, depression and anxiety. Despite an increase in medical literature regarding the association of PCOS with long term health sequelae, there are few published studies that assess the patient's understanding and awareness of these risks.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Presentation Source Type: research
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive aged women. However, it is often underdiagnosed. Given the long-term health risks associated with PCOS, such as infertility, diabetes, and endometrial cancer, it is important to optimize accurate diagnosis. A self-reported questionnaire that identifies women who should undergo clinical screening for PCOS could reduce the number of women who go undiagnosed and untreated and would also facilitate research on risk factors for this condition.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Presentation Source Type: research
This study provides an update and comprehensive evidence to support the observation that despite the fact that PCOS patients achieve better clinical pregnancy rate and live birth rate, physicians should continue to consider patients with PCOS to be high risk of adverse pregnancy-related outcomes.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ACOG Committee Opinion No. 773: The Use of Antimüllerian Hormone in Women Not Seeking Fertility Care. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Apr;133(4):e274-e278 Authors: Abstract Antimüllerian hormone is produced by the granulosa cells surrounding each oocyte in the developing ovarian follicle. The production and serum levels of antimüllerian hormone at any given time are reflective of a woman's ovarian reserve, and multiple studies have demonstrated that antimüllerian hormone levels decline across the reproductive lifespan. Data exist to support the use of antimüllerian hormone levels for th...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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