Men, Want To Become A Father? Try Taking Antioxidants!

ABC World News (1/18, story 7, 0:25, Sawyer) reported, “A new report has found that men who take antioxidants while trying to get their partner pregnant are four times more likely to succeed than men who do not. And, the type doesn’t matter — vitamin E, zinc, magnesium all work. Scientists just don’t understand why.”

 

MedPage Today (1/18, Phend) reported that “antioxidant supplements may boost fertility for men,” according to a study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. After pooling “the results from 34 randomized controlled trials that included a total of 2,876 couples with male factor subfertility or unexplained subfertility who were undergoing assisted reproductive technology using their own sperm and eggs,” researchers found that “men taking antioxidants were over fourfold more likely than controls to get their partner pregnant and see a successful live birth.”

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