Impact of Smoking and Alcohol Consumption on Oxidative Status in Male Infertility and Sperm Quality

Shalaka S. Ramgir and V. G. Abilash*
Source: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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In this study, 776 infertile men from China were grouped according to alcohol intake: abstainers, moderate drinkers (
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
AbstractOver the past 2 decades, more women in the United States are engaging in excessive alcohol use, including women of reproductive age. Consuming alcohol in amounts greater than recommended limits is associated with an increased risk for adverse health effects, such as breast cancer, hypertension stroke, spontaneous abortion, and infertility. Any amount of alcohol use during pregnancy can result in a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. No safe time, safe amount, or safe type of alcohol to consume during pregnancy has been identified. Contradictory beliefs about alcohol use, fear of stigmatization, and potential legal con...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Innovations from the Field Source Type: research
We present an overview of the impact of common viral infections on female reproduction, searching Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and Google scholar databases to find the potentially relevant studies of viruses known to have a potential effect. Viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human herpesvirus (HHV) increased infertility rates whilst human papillomavirus (HPV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and hepatitis B and C virus (HBV, HCV) infections mostly led to higher rates of abortion and miscarriage. Moreover, HPV infection is linked to increased tubal infertility, endometriosis, and pelvic i...
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Br J Biomed Sci Source Type: research
In conclusion, our case-control study further confirmed previous reports on no significant association between the FSHR Asn680Ser polymorphisms and male infertility. Nevertheless, the data presented herein indicate that the Asn/Ser genotype may increase the risk of male infertility in Albanian population. PMID: 32724273 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Infertility may be associated with severe psychological burden and many couples need mental support. We used dyadic approach to identify couples with disturbed psychological condition and we tested the WHO-5 Well-Being Index (WHO-5-WBI) questionnaire as a possible, rapid screening method. Extensive psychological assessment of infertile couples was carried out with Beck ’s Depression Inventory, Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, WHO-5-WBI, Symptom Check List-90 Revised Test, Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Data of 128 patients (64 couples) were used in the st...
Source: Psychologica Belgica - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the association of serum 25 ‐hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and semen parameters, as well as ART outcomes for men from infertile couples.Materials and MethodsThis study recruited 1,308 men from infertile couples who attended the Reproductive Medicine Center of Peking University Third Hospital for first time from February to August 2019(NCT03804294). Reproductive hormones levels, semen parameters and clinical outcomes of ART were compared between vitamin D deficient group (serum 25OHD ≤10 ng/mL), insufficient group (serum 25OHD 10‐20 ng/mL) and sufficient group (serum 25OHD≥20 ng/mL).R...
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractSelf-identified race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) contribute to disparities in several health domains, although research on their effects on women ’s reproductive function has largely focused on links between SES and age of menarche. Here, we assessed whether race/ethnicity, SES, and downstream correlates of SES such as food security and health-insurance security are associated with age of menarche, infertility, and live birth ratios (ratios of recognized pregnancies resulting in live births) in the USA. We used cross-sectional data from 1694 women aged 12–18 years for menarche (20...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, although cigarette smoking does not seem to affect oocyte development, it had an effect on cytoplasmic anomalies and therefore may lower pregnancy chance. Therefore, it is crucial to give proper counselling to patients who are trying to become pregnant both naturally and by in vitro fertilization. PMID: 32338250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zygote - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Zygote Source Type: research
Abstract The dpy-19 like 2 (DPY19L2) gene is the most common genetic cause of globozoospermia characterised by the production of round-headed spermatozoa without an acrosome. The present study was performed on 63 men with globozoospermia and 41 normozoospermic individuals to evaluate the frequency of the DPY19L2 gene and exons; deletion and genetic changes in exons 1, 5, 7-11, 19, 21 and interval introns; and some epidemiological factors (e.g. varicocele, smoking, drug use, alcohol consumption and a family history of infertility). Homozygous deletion of DPY19L2 was identified in 35% of men with globozoospermia. Ex...
Source: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Fertil Dev Source Type: research
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