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Zinc and folic acid supplements don’t help male fertility, study finds

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other … Continue reading

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Researchers ID supplements that may improve sperm quality and fertility

Researchers in Spain and Mexico recently carried out the most extensive and systematic review to date of randomized clinical studies into the effects of different nutrients and dietary supplements on sperm quality and male fertility. After qualitatively analyzing the results … Continue reading

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Study finds fish oil does not improve child’s brain power

Prenatal supplements that contain fish oil won’t make your child any smarter, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. “The important result in this study is that our primary outcome—child intelligence or IQ—was not … Continue reading

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Be careful with iron supplements

Many women take supplements to help boost their levels of various vitamins and minerals before, during and after pregnancy. That is generally a good thing. But beware that some nutrients are harmful if overused. Such as iron. A new study … Continue reading

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Are iron supplements worth the money?

Not if you’re taking them to help your pregnancy. According to a review of the literature on iron supplementation and screening for pregnant women, babies and young children, conducted by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—the body that sets … Continue reading

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Study is anti antioxidents

Women trying to get pregnant will try almost anything to succeed, including taking vitamin supplements. Well, save your money on at least one of them. There is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve the chances of getting pregnant, … Continue reading

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Consider the alternatives

Many couples wonder if alternative medicine treatments, in the form of vitamins and mineral supplements, might help improve male fertility. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, the evidence is still limited on whether — or how … Continue reading

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Medicines & pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, any medicines you take, including over-the counter or prescription drugs, herbs or supplements, can get into your baby’s system. Some medicines may be safe, but many are not. What should you keep taking, and what should you … Continue reading

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Medication alert

During pregnancy, any medicines you take, including over-the counter or prescription drugs, herbs or supplements, can get into your baby’s system. Some medicines may be safe, but many are not. You and your health care provider should decide whether or … Continue reading

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