Advance Glycation End-Products (AGE) Affects IVF

inflammation and infertility

Age supposedly affords us wisdom. It most certainly affords us the byproducts of aging. In particular, toxic-end products accumulate after metabolism and in our cells and tissues. These Advance Glycation End (AGE) products increase with impaired glucose metabolism (pre and diabetic) and with the use of high-heat in preparation of foods (for instance, grilling). We […]

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‘Healthy Obesity’ is a Myth

Overweight and obesity with infertility

Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions throughout the world and especially in the United States. ¬†Obesity is associated with a myriad of metabolic diseases from hypertension, diabetes to certain types of cancer. The association between obesity and reproductive difficulty and complications of pregnancy […]

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Reasons Why It Is Harder For Women to Lose Weight

Weight Loss for Men vs Women

Achieving ideal body weight is part of a healthy life style and may also be involved in fertility and pregnancy success. Achieving ideal body weight, however, is very difficult. Here are some reasons why it is harder for women to lose weight. There are several biological reasons for this discrepancy. First, women have more fat […]

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Cholesterol Levels May Play a Part in Fertility

cholesterol level and fertility

Cholesterol levels may play a part in fertility. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism earlier this year showed that couples who did not become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive had higher levels of cholesterol than couples who did become pregnant. In both men and women age […]

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Can Vitamin D Before Pregnancy Protect The Health Of My Baby In The Future?

vitamin d benefits pregnancy

Much attention has been garnered in the exploration of the role of Vitamin D and its metabolites in both health and fertility. Can Vitamin D before pregnancy protect the health of my baby in the future? Women preparing for pregnancy religiously monitor their health and food intake and commit themselves to daily regimens of vitamins, […]

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