High Cholesterol Linked to Infertility

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, high cholesterol levels are linked to infertility among couples trying to conceive a baby. The study was done by NIH researchers in conjunction with Emory University and University at Buffalo. The fat cells found in the bloodstream have been correlated with cardiovascular disease for some time […]

Male Infertility May Partially Result From Chemicals in Plastic

Male Infertility May Partially Result From Chemicals in Plastic

Two new studies published this month suggest that exposure to common endocrine disruptors may reduce fertility in men. Both reports examined phthalates, chemicals that are used to produce plastics and other products, and found that male infertility may partially result from these common chemicals. The two studies, published separately, add to a growing literature indicating […]

Fertility Mystery Solved With Discovery of Protein Key

Fertility Mystery Solved With Discovery of Protein Key

Infertility can be caused by a number of factors, including (but not limited to) DNA damage, chromosomal aberrations, hormonal conditions, age-related factors, and environmental factors. Some infertility conditions are specific to females, some to males, and some arise because of a combination of conditions in the male and female partners. Approximately 12 steps are involved […]