Taurine deficiency could cause male infertility

Researchers in Japan and New York say infertility could be higher among those who don't have enough taurine, which could include obese people and those with a thyroid condition.
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the changes in serum progranulin and sex hormone levels in infertile women with obesity. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 171 infertile women who have fertility desire were included in this cross-sectional study. The initial assessment included the measurements of weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference to calculate body mass index (BMI), and waist/hip ratio. All participants were categorized into two groups in accordance with BMI as a control group (
Source: Endokrynologia Polska - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endokrynol Pol Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Letrozole is widely employed as ovulation induction agent in women with PCOS, but its use in mild stimulation (MS) protocols for IVF is limited. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a MS protocol with letrozole plus hMG in non-obese PCOS women undergoing IVF after a metformin pre-treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the data of 125 non-obese PCOS undergoing MS with letrozole plus hMG, 150 IU as starting dose, (group 1, N = 80) compared to those undergoing a conventional IVF stimulation protocols (CS) (group 2, N = 45) pri...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Letrozole is widely employed as ovulation induction agent in women with PCOS, but its use in mild stimulation (MS) protocols for IVF is limited. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a MS...
Source: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Most mainstream doctors believe that polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, is a disease. PCOS is, after all, associated with markedly increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, and heart disease, in addition to outward signs that include excessive facial and body hair, tendency to being overweight or obese, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility. A crisis of self esteem commonly and understandably results. Mainstream doctors tell you to not worry because they have plenty of prescription drugs to “treat” it, not to mention various hormones, fertility procedures, and gastric bypass. PCOS is...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates acne facial change facial hair gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation pcos polycystic ovary testosterone undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
One of the commonest questions which patients ask me is - What ispolycystic ovariandisease (or PCO, also known as PCOD and PCOS? ) And what are its risks ?This has now become a very common diagnosis, and is made by gynecologists, dietitians, skin specialists and GPs as well. The diagnosis is made typically for young girls, who are worried because they irregular periods; are a little bit overweight; or have acne or some oily skin. Doctors order a panel of expensive blood tests ( which measure hormones levels such as FSH, LH, DHEA, testosterone and AMH), and these often turn out to be abnormal in these girls.The problem...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Childhood obesity, independent of adult body weight, is increasingly recognized as an important determinant of chronic disease later in life (1, 2). Yet, very few studies have attempted to study the link between early childhood adiposity and reproductive function in adulthood. While obesity in reproductive aged women is well established as a major risk factor for infertility, it is unclear the extent to which excess body weight earlier in life has on fertility. Since childhood and adolescence are the time periods when the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian axis is developing, body fatness during this critical window could, in ...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
To evaluate whether childhood obesity is associated with infertility in women's reproductive-aged life.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Seminal contribution Source Type: research
Men with a higher body mass index (BMI) may experience testosterone (T) to estradiol (E2) conversion leading to possible infertility. Although men with elevated BMI may have abnormal hormonal profiles (HP), it has been hypothesized that men with elevated BMI may present with infertility for reasons other than T to E2 conversion.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
The aim of the present study was to evaluate granulosa cumulus cell gene expression in the insulin signaling pathway in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and to compare the cumulus gene expression between eutrophic and obese women without clinical insulin resistance.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is a common reproductive disorder with a variety of clinical manifestations such as menstrual irregularities, signs of androgen excess, and infertility but more so a multifaceted syndrome with its metabolic complications related to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is an important feature of the syndrome that underlies many endocrine conditions and is associated with multiple metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular disease.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
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