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  1. Study Links Beef to Lower Sperm Count

    March 27, 2007 -- A new study suggests that men whose mothers ate lots of beef during pregnancy may have lower sperm counts than other men. The researchers say residues of hormones given to beef to promote growth may be a factor, but that's not certain. The beef industry disputes that theory. "Nothi

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  2. Obese Couples Risk Lower Fertility

    March 7, 2007 -- A couple trying to conceive may face an extra challenge when both the man and the woman are overweight or obese, new research suggests. Compared with normal-weight couples, obese couples participating in a Danish study were almost three times as likely to take more than a year to ac

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  3. Less Aggressive IVF Treats Infertility

    March 1, 2007 -- A less aggressive approach to in vitro fertilization is easier on the patient, carries far less risk of multiple births, and is virtually as effective over time as the approach favored in the U.S., a study from Holland reports. In the study, 92 of the 205 women undergoing a so-calle

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  4. Clomiphene Best for PCOS Infertility

    Feb. 7, 2007 -- One of the oldest treatments for a common cause of infertility is still the best treatment, according to findings from a study that experts say will have a major impact on clinical practice. The ovulation-stimulating drug clomiphene -- used in the U.S. to treat infertility for the pa

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  5. Trans Fats May Increase Infertility

    Jan. 12, 2007 -- Cutting trans fats from the diet may be especially important for women of childbearing age who want to have children. Eating these unhealthy fats has been strongly linked to an increased risk for heart disease . Now, new research suggests they also increase a woman's risk of inferti

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  6. Gene May Affect Female Fertility

    Sept. 14, 2006 -- Female fertility may be affected by a gene that makes a protein called adrenomedullin. Female mice with only one copy of the gene have "significantly reduced fertility" compared with those with two copies of the gene, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hi

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  7. Male Infertility May Have Obesity Link

    Sept. 1, 2006 -- New research shows a possible link between male infertility and obesity. The link -- based on male BMI (body mass index, which relates height to weight) -- hasn't been proven and needs further study, the researchers stress. "To our knowledge this was the first study to examine male

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  8. Marijuana Use May Thwart Pregnancy

    Aug. 1, 2006 -- Marijuana's active ingredient may thwart pregnancy pregnancy, a new study shows. Marijuana's key ingredient -- called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- may make it hard for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb, says the study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Vanderbilt Univer

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  9. Infertility Treatment: OK to Delay?

    July 13, 2006 - For some couples having trouble conceiving, no treatment at all is as effective as the most widely used first-line infertility therapy, new research suggests. About 10% of couples fail to conceive after a year of trying; for as many as one-third, no obvious cause can be found. Intrau

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  10. Single Embryo OK for Older Women

    May 31, 2006 – When it comes to assisted reproduction, embryo quality rather than a woman's age should determine whether one or two embryos are transferred, new research suggests. Researchers in Finland report that infertile women between the ages of 36 and 39 with good quality embryos had just as m

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