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Nutrition, Fertility, and Human Reproductive Function

1st Edition

Edited by Kelton Tremellen, Karma Pearce

CRC Press

415 pages

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One in six couples around the world experience infertility. Before undertaking expensive and intrusive assisted reproductive treatment such as in vitro fertilization, many seek advice from their physicians or dietitians on what foods and supplements might enhance their fertility. But health practitioners are often ill equipped to provide dietary re

Table of Contents

Nutrition and Ovulatory Function. The Role of Diet and Lifestyle Modification in the Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Macronutrient Intake, Fertility, and Pregnancy Outcome. The Role of Micronutrients in the Prevention of Congenital Anomalies in the Fetus and Optimization of Pregnancy Outcomes. A Review of the Pivotal Studies Supporting the Use of Periconceptional Multivitamins in the Prevention of Congenital Abnormalities. Maternal Nutrition and Its Influence on the Health of the Next Generation: The "Developmental Origins Hypothesis". Chinese Herbal Supplements and the Treatment of Female Infertility. Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Menopause. The Effect of Obesity on Male Reproductive Function. Nutrition and Sperm Function. Nutritional Supplementation for the Treatment of Male Infertility. The Role of Nutrition in Male Sexual Function. The Role of Nutrition in Optimizing Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment Outcomes. Naturopathic Treatments for Infertility and Reproductive Disorders. Appendix A: Recommended Dietary Intake for Macro- and Micronutrients for Various Countries. Appendix B: Websites for the Key Position Statements on Diet and Fertility. Index.

About the Editors

Kelton Tremellen is a professor of reproductive medicine at Flinders University and a clinical director at a private reproductive medicine unit in Adelaide, South Australia. His research interests include male infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and diminished ovarian reserve, with a key focus being on the role that nutrition plays in reproduction. Dr. Tremellen is the inventor of Menevit, a novel fertility supplement marketed for improving sperm health in Australia and New Zealand by Bayer Consumer Care. Dr. Tremellen is also the author of numerous research articles and book chapters in the field of reproductive medicine and is a regular invited speaker at conferences on reproductive medicine.

Karma Pearce is a senior lecturer in nutrition and food sciences, University of South Australia. She has an active research interest in the role of nutrition in both diabetes and reproduction. She has also researched and consulted with a number of disadvantaged minority groups in both Australia and India on the role of nutrition and health literacy in improving population health outcomes. She has authored several research papers on these subjects.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology