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Antioxidants for fertility and sperm quality

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Antioxidant supplements, including vitamins C and E and selenium, may improve sperm quality and pregnancy rates, according to a systematic review of evidence.

“This review shows that oral antioxidant therapy was associated with a significant improvement in spontaneous and assisted conception pregnancy rates in six of the 10 randomized studies identified in the database search,” wrote the researchers.

“This finding could possibly be explained, at least in part, by the antioxidant-related improvement in either sperm motility and total motile sperm count, both of which have been reported to predict male fertility or sperm DNA integrity,” they added.

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