Nutrition Evidence Alert – July 2023 – Men’s Health & Infertility

Men’s Health – Your Monthly Alert

From our Experts

The effect of healthy dietary patterns on male semen quality: a systematic review and meta-analysis in Asian Journal of Andrology. 2022. With Expert Review from Michelle Barrow

The Influence of Vitamin E and Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Reproductive Health Indices Among Male Workers Exposed to Electromagnetic Fields in American Journal of Men’s Health. 2022. With Expert Review from Ana-Paula Agrela


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This month, we bring you a round-up of nutrition and lifestyle science on men’s health, with a particular focus on male infertility.

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Selected Podcasts and Blog Posts this Month

From IFM practitioner Mark Holthouse

Fasting, Hormones, and Men’s Sexual Health – The Institute of Functional Medicine

Ben Atkinson in conversation with Rick Miller

Men’s Health for Physical Performance and Longevity – The Functional Health Podcast

Blogpost from The Institute of Functional Medicine

Supporting Men’s Mental Health – The Positive Health Podcast


Your Reference Library

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list:

Comparison of L-Carnitine vs. Coq10 and Vitamin E for idiopathic male infertility: a randomized controlled trial in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 2022

Effects of mild/asymptomatic COVID-19 on semen parameters and sex-related hormone levels in men: a systematic review and meta-analysis in Asian Journal of Andrology. 2023

Effect of vitamin E on Semen Quality Parameters: A Meta-Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Urology Journal. 2022

SARS-CoV-2 effects on sperm parameters: a meta-analysis study in Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2022

Association Between Prediabetes and Erectile Dysfunction: A Meta-Analysis in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2021

The impact of diabetes mellitus type 1 on male fertility: Systematic review and meta-analysis in Andrology. 2022

Effectiveness of Exercise Training on Male Factor Infertility: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis in Sports Health. 2022

Lack of association between endocrine disrupting chemicals and male fertility: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Environmental Research. 2023

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Are Associated With Age-Related Endothelial Dysfunction in Men With Low Testosterone in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2022

The Effect of Antioxidants on Sperm Quality Parameters and Pregnancy Rates for Idiopathic Male Infertility: A Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2022

Causal relationship between obesity, lifestyle factors and risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a univariable and multivariable Mendelian randomization study in Journal of Translational Medicine. 2022

Lifestyle-, environmental-, and additional health factors associated with an increased sperm DNA fragmentation: a systematic review and meta-analysis in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2023

Systematic review and meta-analysis of candidate gene association studies of benign prostate hyperplasia in Systematic Reviews. 2022


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