Research and Links

EGGS - quality, viability, effects of aging etc.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;761:7-18. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8214-7_2.

The control of oocyte survival by intrinsic and extrinsic factors

Kurus M1, Karakaya C, Karalok MH, To G, Johnson J.

Combating ovarian aging depends on the use of existing ovarian follicles, not on putative oogonial stem cells


Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2013 Aug 15;6(9):1911-8. eCollection 2013.

The impact of endometriosis on IVF/ICSI outcomes.

Dong X1, Liao X, Wang R, Zhang H.


Semen / Sperm

Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb;97(2):411-8. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.042432. Epub 2012 Dec 26.

High dietary intake of saturated fat is associated with reduced semen quality among 701 young Danish men from the general population.

Jensen TK1, Heitmann BL, Blomberg Jensen M, Halldorsson TI, Andersson AM, Skakkebæk NE, Joensen UN, Lauritsen MP, Christiansen P, Dalgård C, Lassen TH, Jørgensen N.


Int J Androl. 2012 Jun;35(3):449-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2605.2012.01265.x. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Increasing trends in childlessness in recent birth cohorts - a registry-based study of the total Danish male population born from 1945 to 1980.

Priskorn L1, Holmboe SA, Jacobsen R, Jensen TK, Lassen TH, Skakkebaek NE.


Hum Reprod. 2010 Sep;25(9):2340-5. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deq140. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and semen quality in the male offspring: two decades of follow-up.

Ramlau-Hansen CH1, Toft G, Jensen MS, Strandberg-Larsen K, Hansen ML, Olsen J.


Am J Epidemiol. 2013 May 15;177(10):1027-37. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws420. Epub 2013 Apr 7.

Association of sleep disturbances with reduced semen quality: a cross-sectional study among 953 healthy young Danish men.

Jensen TK1, Andersson AM, Skakkebæk NE, Joensen UN, Blomberg Jensen M, Lassen TH, Nordkap L, Olesen IA, Hansen ÅM, Rod NH, Jørgensen N.


Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Apr 15;171(8):883-91. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq007. Epub 2010 Mar 25.

Caffeine intake and semen quality in a population of 2,554 young Danish men.

Jensen TK1, Swan SH, Skakkebaek NE, Rasmussen S, Jørgensen N.


BMJ Open. 2012 Jul 2;2(4). pii: e000990. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000990. Print 2012.

Human semen quality in the new millennium: a prospective cross-sectional population-based study of 4867 men.

Jørgensen N1, Joensen UN, Jensen TK, Jensen MB, Almstrup K, Olesen IA, Juul A, Andersson AM, Carlsen E, Petersen JH, Toppari J, Skakkebæk NE.


Reprod Toxicol. 2012 Jun;33(3):316-21. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2011.12.013. Epub 2011 Dec 31.

Exposures that may affect sperm DNA integrity: two decades of follow-up in a pregnancy cohort.

HÃ¥konsen LB1, Spano M, Bonde JP, Olsen J, Thulstrup AM, Ernst E, Ramlau-Hansen CH.


Reprod Health. 2011 Aug 17;8:24. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-8-24.

Does weight loss improve semen quality and reproductive hormones? Results from a cohort of severely obese men.

HÃ¥konsen LB1, Thulstrup AM, Aggerholm AS, Olsen J, Bonde JP, Andersen CY, Bungum M, Ernst EH, Hansen ML, Ernst EH, Ramlau-Hansen CH.


Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 1;170(5):559-65. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwp168. Epub 2009 Jul 27.

Good semen quality and life expectancy: a cohort study of 43,277 men.

Jensen TK1, Jacobsen R, Christensen K, Nielsen NC, Bostofte E.


J Reprod Immunol. 2010 Jun;85(2):205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jri.2010.03.006. Epub 2010 May 7.

Anti-sperm antibodies are not associated with sperm DNA damage: a prospective study of infertile men.

Zini A1, Phillips S, Lefebvre J, Baazeem A, Bissonnette F, Kadoch IJ, Gabriel MS.


Weight loss and Fertility

Reprod Health. 2011 Aug 17;8:24. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-8-24.

Does weight loss improve semen quality and reproductive hormones? Results from a cohort of severely obese men.

HÃ¥konsen LB1, Thulstrup AM, Aggerholm AS, Olsen J, Bonde JP, Andersen CY, Bungum M, Ernst EH, Hansen ML, Ernst EH, Ramlau-Hansen CH.


Nutrients and positive effects on fertility

Aging Cell. 2012 Dec;11(6):1046-54. doi: 10.1111/acel.12006. Epub 2012 Oct 19.

Prolonging the female reproductive lifespan and improving egg quality with dietary omega-3 fatty acids.

Nehra D1, Le HD, Fallon EM, Carlson SJ, Woods D, White YA, Pan AH, Guo L, Rodig SJ, Tilly JL, Rueda BR, Puder M


Clin Med Insights Reprod Health. 2014 Jun 8;8:31-6. doi: 10.4137/CMRH.S14681. eCollection 2014.

Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation and Oocyte Aneuploidy in Women Undergoing IVF-ICSI Treatment.

Bentov Y1, Hannam T2, Jurisicova A3, Esfandiari N4, Casper RF1.


Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Jun;47(3):216-21.

A randomised control trial examining the effect of an antioxidant (Menevit) on pregnancy outcome during IVF-ICSI treatment.

Tremellen K1, Miari G, Froiland D, Thompson J.


Hum Reprod Update. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):163-74. Epub 2006 Nov 11.

The importance of folate, zinc and antioxidants in the pathogenesis and prevention of subfertility.

Ebisch IM1, Thomas CM, Peters WH, Braat DD, Steegers-Theunissen RP.


PLoS One. 2014 Oct 2;9(9):e108532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108532. eCollection 2014.

An extract of pomegranate fruit and galangal rhizome increases the numbers of motile sperm: a prospective, randomised, controlled, double-blinded trial.

Fedder MD1, Jakobsen HB2, Giversen I2, Christensen LP3, Parner ET4, Fedder J5.


Alcohol and male fertility

Hum Reprod. 2014 Aug;29(8):1801-9. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu118. Epub 2014 Jun 3.

Alcohol and male reproductive health: a cross-sectional study of 8344 healthy men from Europe and the USA.

Jensen TK1, Swan S2, Jørgensen N3, Toppari J4, Redmon B5, Punab M6, Drobnis EZ7, Haugen TB8, Zilaitiene B9, Sparks AE10, Irvine DS11, Wang C12,Jouannet P13, Brazil C14, Paasch U15, Salzbrunn A16, Skakkebæk NE17, Andersson AM3.


Environmental Chemicals and Toxicants and their effect on fertility


Bisphenol a and reproductive health: update of experimental and human evidence, 2007-2013.

Environ Mol Mutagen. 2014 May;55(4):354-62. doi: 10.1002/em.21833. Epub 2013 Nov 28.

Oocyte quality in mice is affected by a mycotoxin-contaminated diet.

Hou YJ1, Xiong B, Zheng WJ, Duan X, Cui XS, Kim NH, Wang Q, Xu YX, Sun SC.


Hum Reprod. 2009 May;24(5):1200-5. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den490. Epub 2009 Jan 28.

Maternal levels of perfluorinated chemicals and subfecundity.

Fei C1, McLaughlin JK, Lipworth L, Olsen J.


Reprod Toxicol. 2009 Apr;27(2):186-9. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2009.01.003. Epub 2009 Jan 21.

Increased incidence of infertility treatment among women working in the plastics industry.

Hougaard KS1, Hannerz H, Feveile H, Bonde JP.


Reproduction. 2014 Mar 2;147(4):R97-R104. doi: 10.1530/REP-13-0472. Print 2014.

Persistent environmental pollutants and couple fecundity: an overview.

Buck Louis GM1.


Hormone treatments and fertility

Adjunctive therapies and there influence on ART protocols and ART success

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2014;41(1):5-9.

DHEA pre-treated patients, poor responders to a first IVF (ICSI) cycle: clinical results.

Poli E, Manfé S, Capuzzo D, Gava S, Viganò F, Coronella ML, Gangemi M.


J Biomed Sci. 2013 Dec 13;20:93. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-20-93.

Reduced quality and accelerated follicle loss with female reproductive aging - does decline in theca dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) underlie the problem?

Ford JH1.


Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan;101(1):154-161.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.09.036. Epub 2013 Oct 29.

Melatonin supplementation during controlled ovarian stimulation for women undergoing assisted reproductive technology: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Seko LM1, Moroni RM1, Leitao VM1, Teixeira DM1, Nastri CO2, Martins WP3.


Minerva Endocrinol. 2014 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

[Melatonin secretion in women of advanced reproductive age].

[Article in Russian]

Ermolenko KS, Rapoport SI, Solov'eva AV.


Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2010 Jun;14(6):555-61.

Effect of the treatment with myo-inositol plus folic acid plus melatonin in comparison with a treatment with myo-inositol plus folic acid on oocyte quality and pregnancy outcome in IVF cycles. A prospective, clinical trial.

Rizzo P1, Raffone E, Benedetto V.


IVF and cancer in children - no link discovered

Hum Reprod. 2014 Sep;29(9):2050-7. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu143. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Cancer in children and young adults born after assisted reproductive technology: a Nordic cohort study from the Committee of Nordic ART and Safety (CoNARTaS).

Sundh KJ1, Henningsen AK2, Källen K3, Bergh C4, Romundstad LB5, Gissler M6, Pinborg A7, Skjaerven R8, Tiitinen A9, Vassard D2, Lannering B10, Wennerholm UB11.


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Minerva Endocrinol. 2014 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

The effect of dietary carbohydrates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Frary JM1, Bjerre KP, Glintborg D, Ravn P.



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