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Lifestyle factors in people seeking infertility treatment - A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20218991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Clinical infertility is a prevalent problem with significant financial and psychosocial costs. Modifiable lifestyle factors exist that may affect a person's time to conception and their chance of having a healthy, live birth. However, no guideline delineates what preconception advice should be offered to people presenting for infertility treatment. AIM: The aim of this article is to review the literature regarding modifiable lifestyle factors in people seeking infertility treatment. RESULTS: A person's time to pregnancy and their chance of having a healthy, live birth may be affected by factors such as weight, vitamin and iodine intake, alcohol and caffeine consumption, smoking, substance abuse, stress, environmental pollutants, vaccinations and oxidative stress. CONCLUSIONS: Advice on modifiable lifestyle factors should be given to people presenting for infertility treatment to help them make positive changes that may improve their chances of pregnancy and delivering a healthy, live baby. Developing a guideline for this would be a prudent step towards helping clinicians to implement this aspect of preconception care.
Kirsty Anderson; Vicki Nisenblat; Rob Norman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-07-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Level 6 Medical School, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Health Behavior
Infertility, Female / etiology*,  metabolism
Infertility, Male / etiology*,  metabolism
Life Style*
Obesity / complications
Oxidative Stress
Smoking / adverse effects

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