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Vitamin D and Fertility in Men and Women
January 30, 2012 -- Dr John Cannell
Every year, billions are spent in fertility clinics; the result of which is often in vitro fertilization (IVF). About 5 years ago, I began receiving emails from a nurse practitioner working in a fertility clinic in Indiana. Her experience was dramatic; 5,000 IU/day for both the man and woman frequently resulted in a healthy baby. However, her last email to me was quite sad, she was in danger of losing her job as her boss, a gynecologist, was losing money due to vitamin D. He ordered her to stop advocating it or lose her job.
Today, the Daily Mail and several other newspapers reviewed a lengthy article in The European Journal of Endocrinology concluding, “Given the high prevalence of infertility and vitamin D insufficiency in otherwise healthy young women and men and the possible role of vitamin D in human reproduction, research might lead to new therapeutic approaches such as vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of female and male reproductive disorders.”
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