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Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility

"It can be hypothesized that the ingestion of endocrine disruptor (ED) metabolites (from the water supply and food chain) can result in detrimental outcomes for males and females, such as prostate and breast cancer, infertility and C-sections; either through mechanisms of hormonal imbalance or dysfunctional metabolism. Physiological and biological mechanisms of action thought to be involved include creation of a state of estrogen dominance, and that EDs can alter the [...]

Oxidative stress and fertility

Article written by my colleague regarding oxidative stress and infertility. Oxidative stress refers to the free radicals in the body caused by environment, and lifestyle. It has been implicated in endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss and poor embryo quality: "Female Fertility; oxidant stress and a potential for antioxidant therapy" Human studies into the effect of antioxidants upon reproductive outcomes have shown some promising results. Interventions including vitamin A, vitamin E, n-­acetyl [...]