What is it about?
It has been shown that coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) supplementation in men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT) results in improved semen parameters. In present study, we evaluated the effects of coenzyme CoQ(10) supplementation on semen parameters and pregnancy rates in infertile men with idiopathic OAT.
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Why is it important?
Infertility affects 10–15% of couples, nearly 80 million couples worldwide. Male factors contribute to approximately 50% of cases of infertility. Studies on the causative factors of male factor infertility demonstrate that at least 30% of the patients suffer from idiopathic (not diagnosed) infertility. Idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT) remains an emotionally and financially distressing situation facing many couples looking for reproductive assistance. Infertility can cause significant tensions on interpersonal relationships and has been considered as the most stressful incident in the lives of infertile couples.
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This page is a summary of: The effect of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on partner pregnancy rate in infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia: an open-label prospective study, International Urology and Nephrology, November 2011, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11255-011-0081-0.
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