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An Antioxidant Boost for Male Fertility: An Easy Route to Success

May 31, 2011 08:07AM

Antioxidant supplements may benefit couples that have difficulty conceiving naturally, according to a new systematic review published by The Cochrane Library. A small number of trials suggest that the partners of men who boost their antioxidant intake are more likely to become pregnant.

“When trying to conceive as part of an assisted reproductive program, it may be advisable to encourage men to take oral antioxidant supplements to improve their partners’ chances of becoming pregnant,” advises lead researcher Marian Showell, who works in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand. Further study is needed, but this might prove to be an easy route to success.

Source: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

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