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en 10.5812/thrita.20953 Association of Dietary Factors With Male and Female Infertility: Review of Current Evidence Association of Dietary Factors With Male and Female Infertility: Review of Current Evidence review-article review-article Context

The aim of this study was to review research articles concerning association between dietary factors and infertility in males and females.

Evidence Acquisition

Literature review was performed on articles concerning male and female infertility and nutrition using the PubMed, EMBASE, and Scientific Information databases between January 1978 and July 2014. The bibliographies of included studies were searched for additional references.

Results

The effect of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein) and food groups (dairy) on ovulatory infertility is related to their quality and quantity. High intake of antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood, skim milk, and shellfish as well as low intake of full-fat dairy food intake, sweets, and processed meat with especially high-saturated fat foods were reported to have favorable association with sperm quality.

Conclusions

Studies revealed that nutritional factors play a substantial role in preventing or facilitating infertility.

Context

The aim of this study was to review research articles concerning association between dietary factors and infertility in males and females.

Evidence Acquisition

Literature review was performed on articles concerning male and female infertility and nutrition using the PubMed, EMBASE, and Scientific Information databases between January 1978 and July 2014. The bibliographies of included studies were searched for additional references.

Results

The effect of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein) and food groups (dairy) on ovulatory infertility is related to their quality and quantity. High intake of antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood, skim milk, and shellfish as well as low intake of full-fat dairy food intake, sweets, and processed meat with especially high-saturated fat foods were reported to have favorable association with sperm quality.

Conclusions

Studies revealed that nutritional factors play a substantial role in preventing or facilitating infertility.

Dietary Supplements;Food;Ovulation;Spermatogenesis;Infertility Dietary Supplements;Food;Ovulation;Spermatogenesis;Infertility http://www.thritajournal.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=20953 Banafshe Hosseini Banafshe Hosseini Department of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Department of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Ghazaleh Eslamian Ghazaleh Eslamian Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences P.O.Box: 1985717443, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-2123872339, Fax: +98-2122439789 Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences P.O.Box: 1985717443, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-2123872339, Fax: +98-2122439789