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Micronutrients in the treatment of the male Infertility

The male infertility plays an important role in the reproductive medicine. Beside the preventable risk factors, such as alcohol or smoking, some factors cannot be influenced.

The modern reproductive medicine shows a good success rate in the treatment of the infertility. But the pregnancy rate can be influenced additional before the treatment start. Beside the change of lifestyle, the supplementation of some vitamins and minerals can influence the sperm quality and the pregnancy rate.

This review provides an overview about the clinical trials on this topic. The optimal evidence-based supplementation level of the micronutrients will be discussed on the basis of the statury specifications and recommended upper limits.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2015; 11(1): 4–19

Infertility, male, vitamins, minerals, micronutrients

Elena Laakmann, Kai J. Bühling
Klinik und Poliklinik für Gynäkologie,
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg
Reviewer: Arvind Chandra, Bad Münder,
und Thomas Krämer, Hamburg

Laakmann E. Mikronährstoffe ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2015; 11(1): 4–19 publiziert 31.03.2015 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2015 ISSN 1614-8533