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Can vitamin D status predict reproductive success following IVF?

Posted on: August 3, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD


In vitro fertilization (IVF) is when doctors fertilize a human egg outside the body and then implant it into the women’s uterus. The success rate for a live birth is about 25-30%. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods have failed. In 1978, Louise Brown was the first “test tube baby.” Dr. Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010 for developing the treatment.

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1 Response to Can vitamin D status predict reproductive success following IVF?

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    This agrees with over 20 previous studies of vitamin D and fertility.
    Zoo keepers, vets, and farmers who raise animals have also known for a long time that vitamin D is essential for fertility.
    Patent 4,970,203 was for the use of vitamin D to increase fertility in mammals.

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