Certain dietary or nutritional supplements could improve sperm quality

(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Infertility affects 15 percent of the world population and is recognized by the WHO as a global health problem. Researchers have carried out the most extensive and systematic review to date of randomized clinical studies into the effects of different nutrients and dietary supplements on sperm quality and male fertility. The study suggests that dietary supplements can have a beneficial effect on sperm quality.
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Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Authors: Esteves SC, Agarwal A, Roque M, Humaidan P Abstract PMID: 30990288 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
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