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Vitamin D may help treat PCOS, study finds

Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. Results of the new study, led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D levels linked to ART success

There is a strong link between low vitamin D concentrations in women and lower live birth rates after assisted reproduction therapy (ART) compared to women who have the right amount of vitamin D in their bodies. That’s the conclusion of … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplements may improve male fertility

New data on the link between vitamin D and fertility reveals that supplementation could help. Vitamin D, a hormone produced by the body through exposure to sunshine or obtained from foods such as fatty fish and egg yolk, helps the … Continue reading

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More kudos for vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and metabolism. And it has long been known that having high levels of vitamin D during pregnancy is critical to promoting healthy fetal skeletal growth. A new study shows just how important that … Continue reading

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D-fend against premature birth

The sun is hard to find these days, and that can have an effect on pregnancy. Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study published in Obstetrics … Continue reading

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More evidence supporting vitamin D in IVF

A new study has linked vitamin D deficiency with a lower chance of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Researchers in Italy compared the success of IVF in 154 women with vitamin D deficiency against that of 181 women … Continue reading

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A close look at diet and IVF

What you eat has a great impact on all areas of your health, including reproduction. Reputedly one of the healthiest diets around is the Mediterranean diet, and fertility experts in England want to find out if such an eating plan … Continue reading

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Pregnant? Get your vitamin D

Want to help your child develop stronger muscles? Then increase your intake of vitamin D when you’re pregnant. That’s the takeaway from new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. It finds that mothers who have a higher intake … Continue reading

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Vitamin D & uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors of the uterus that often cause pain and bleeding in premenopausal women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States, are less likely to develop in women with enough vitamin D in their … Continue reading

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D-fense against low birth weight

Vitamin D deficiency early in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a baby with a lower birth weight, according to a study published in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers looked at … Continue reading

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