Fertility Is Related To Diet And IVF Success

Healthy Diet for Fertility

Good health in general correlates with a good diet. Fertility is related to diet and especially success in IVF. While there remains no specific dietary guidance higher adherence to healthy eating does correlate with IVF success. A pro-fertility diet consisting of higher intake of supplemental folic acid, vitamin B12, Vitamin D, low pesticide residue produce […]

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Are Bananas Good For Weight Loss?

Are Bananas Good For Weight Loss?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and regular exercise is something we all should do and may help promote fertility. Although, weight alone is not the only factor that contributes to the health of a pregnancy and baby, but achieving a normal weight will decrease the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes of […]

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Inflammation Is a Contributor To Many Diseases Including Infertility

Inflammation Is a Contributor To Many Diseases Including Infertility

Inflammation is a contributor to many diseases including infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis), insulin resistance, PCOS and obesity. It may also have a hand in preeclampsia and preterm labor. Inflammation is a symptom, as well as, a disease whose exact root cause is unknown. Some of the inflammation that we see in reproduction is manifest […]

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Obesity is Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates in Women Having IVF

Women measuring her waistline.

Obesity is associated with lower live birth rates in women having IVF and other ART related procedures compared to women who are not obese. A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of 264 women who underwent 445 ART cycles found that waist circumference was independently associated with successful pregnancies. Women […]

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How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

Do you struggle with how to keep weight off once you have lost it? A new study published this March in the Journal, Obesity reported that people who were successful at maintaining weight-loss relied on physical activity to keep from gaining back previously lost weight rather than dietary restriction. Successful weight loss was defined as […]

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How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

We are what we eat and do and probably, and most importantly, we are what we don’t eat and don’t do. But how does nutrition directly relate to reproduction, particularly in our current environment? Benefits from the diet are seen in nutritive forms – folic acid, vitamin D. Also, we must think of the classes […]

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Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is well known to be important in attaining a successful pregnancy, however, a recent study determined that preconception health of both men and women can affect the health of their offspring. Studies recently reported in the British Journal, ‘The Lancet’ published April 16, 2018 document that the health and […]

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index >30, is a world-wide epidemic especially in the United States. Obesity is associated with many health concerns including high blood pressure and diabetes. When trying to conceive pre-pregnancy obesity is a major risk factor for both men and women. Obesity is also associated with infertility in both men […]

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Gut Microbes May Contribute to Fertility

gut microbes and causes of infertility

The advent of molecular genetics affords us a look into the machinations of systems previously undefined. Uncountable number of microbes, fungi and viruses live (mostly happily) in our gut bound by the limits of the mouth and the parts below. Their workings in concert and sometimes, adversarial, are the composition of the human microbiome. This […]

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Elevated Blood Pressure and Early Pregnancy Loss

elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss

Most people know that high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but what do we know about elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss? Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The first or top number is called systolic blood pressure and is a measurement of the pressure (mm Hg) in your […]

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