Is male infertility due to lack of vitamin D? Doctor: If you take vitamin D, go to the sun more often
A few days ago, an Australian study on infertility found that men who could not make their partners pregnant were deficient in vitamin d. Sydney's research showed that the frequency of sperm dna breakage, an important factor in male infertility, was greatly shocked by the results. Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D, which helps regulate the content of calcium and phosphorus and form healthy bones. Dr. Anne Clark, a fertility expert, examined the blood of nearly 800 men with infertility, and found that nearly one third of men had lower levels of vitamin D than normal.
In these men, the content of homocysteine, an amino acid related to sibling toxicity, in the blood increased, and the content of folate, an important substance of new healthy cells, was insufficient.
She said that they didn't expect such a result. "Surprisingly, the infertility problem of men who agreed to change their lifestyle and supplement vitamin D in the study has been significantly improved. It is known that vitamin D and folic acid deficiency are related to women's infertility. However, the results of the examination of men in the study are totally unexpected.
The fertility expert pointed out that he was worried about the skin cancer caused by sun exposure, which may be the reason for insufficient vitamin d in men. Because of our research results, we may want to know whether vitamin d is insufficient and what effect it has on fertility.
According to the research data released by the Brisbane National Fertility Conference on the 20th, 58% of the 794 men tested had a high frequency of dna breakage. About 100 men agreed to quit smoking before starting fertility treatment, reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol to the minimum or completely avoid the two substances, lose weight, and increase the content of vitamins and antioxidants within 3 months. The results showed that the sperm quality of most people was significantly improved, 40% of men achieved clinical pregnancy, and 11% of men had natural pregnancy.
Indeed, our research results show that lifestyle change and vitamin d supplementation can help improve infertility.