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IVF Patients and L-Carnitine

Posted August 6, 2013

In a study involving 44 women undergoing IVF cycles (between 23 and 40 years of age, mean age: 32.3 years) with BMI between 17.3 and 34.7 (mean: 23.8) and 18 women of similar age (admitted for minor elective surgery) who served as controls, levels of serum free carnitine and acyclcarnitines were similar in IVF patients as compared to controls.

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Acupuncture can Aid the Success of IVF

Posted July 11, 2013

Acupuncture isn’t accepted by everybody as medicine, but according to the latest findings, it can improve the chances of having successful IVF cycles. However, having acupuncture along with IVF is a personal decision and all women should decide for themselves.

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Gene Activity In Stem Cells, Vitamin C And In Vitro Fertilization

Posted July 7, 2013

Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, and may thereby play a previously unknown and fundamental role in helping to guide normal development in mice, humans and other animals, a scientific team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered.

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Vitamin C may help IVF, embryonic cells, cancers

Posted July 1, 2013

Vitamin C may increase the success rate of in vitro fertilization, improve the quality of human embryonic stem cells and help treat some cancers. These findings by a team including three San Diego scientists were published Sunday in the journal Nature.

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IVF More Successful Among Women With Adequate Levels Of Vitamin D

Posted July 1, 2013

A new CMAJ Open study has revealed that in vitro fertilization (IVF) is more successful among women who have sufficient levels of vitamin D. The researchers found that women with sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to have a successful clinical pregnancy compared to those with insufficient levels.

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Alzheimer’s-like brain changes seen in young who breathed polluted air

Posted April 30, 2012

Children and young adults from areas with highly polluted air in Mexico had physical and genetic changes in their brains akin to those found in adults with Alzheimer’s disease. The changes seen are surprising because they are not supposed to occur in younger brains. Alzheimer’s afflicts older adults and those in middle age with specific family genetics. Experts are not sure what causes the onset in older age but think environment might play a role.

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