What is it about?
Effective medical treatments of infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia (OAT) have yet to be determined. This study considered two major aims: (i) to measure the changes in semen parameters, omega-3 fatty acids (FA) compositions and anti-oxidant activity; (ii) to determine if the administration of omega-3 FA affect semen quality in infertile men with OAT.
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Why is it important?
Male factors contribute to almost 50% of cases of infertility . The 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle 6, showed that, in the United States, 7.5% of all sexually experienced men reported a visit for help with having a child. Infertility is a medical circumstance that not only has health implications for those involved, but also is a condition linked with individual human rights.
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This page is a summary of: Effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on semen profile and enzymatic anti-oxidant capacity of seminal plasma in infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study, Andrologia, December 2010, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2009.01013.x.
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