The Influence of Diet on Fertility Article Review by write123

The Influence of Diet on Fertility
A review of a study, "Semen Quality of Fertile U.S. Males in Relation to Their Mothers' Beef Consumption During Pregnancy," by S.H. Swan, F. Liu, J.W. Overstreet, C. Brazil and N.E. Skakkebaek, on the effect of diet on pregnancy.
# 105827 | 6,574 words | 24 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2008 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies)


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Description:

The paper is a review of a study on the effect of diet on pregnancy and discusses the relation of men's semen parameters to their mothers' intake of beef during their pregnancies. The study, "Semen Quality of Fertile U.S. Males in Relation to Their Mothers' Beef Consumption During Pregnancy," by S.H. Swan, F. Liu, J.W. Overstreet, C. Brazil and N.E. Skakkebaek, which is included with this paper, is well-documented with references and tables. The paper relates that partners of pregnant women took part in the study and recorded whether the male's mother had consumed beef or not and whether or not the consumption of beef during pregnancy had any effect on their son's fertility.

Outline:
Methodological Aspects
Research Design
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Ethical Aspects

From the Paper:

"How were issues of reliability and validity of the measures adequately addressed? The deciding variables for the subjects were analyzed statistically, and the mother's beef consumption was compared with their son's recorded sperm concentration. Sub fertile men's sperm concentration was examined in relation to the amount of beef their mothers consumed during pregnancy, and all men's sperm count was transformed with a logarithmic base 10 in order to distribute the parameter more evenly. Other factors taken into consideration in the analysis were the men's age, smoking, alcohol, body mass index (BMI), history of STD, abstinence time, and their own meat consumption. The mother's age, whether or not she smoked, whether or not she nursed her son and her meat consumption were initially examined in the model. This selection of variants was based on their proven importance in past studies, biological plausibility, sufficient numbers and evidence of the effect on the strength of the association with beef consumption."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andersson AM and Skakkebaek NE. (1999) Exposure to exogenous estrogens in food: possible impact on human development and health. Eur J Endocrinol 140: 477-85
  • Bay K, Andersson A-M, Skakkebaek NE. (2004) Estradiol levels in prepubertal boys girls-analytical challenges. Int J Androl 27: 266-73
  • Brazil C, Swan SH, Drobnis EZ, et al. (2004) Standardized methods for semen evaluation in a multicenter research study. J Androl 25: 635-44
  • Carlsen E, Swan SH, Holm PJ, et al. (2005) Longitudinal changes in semen parameters in young Danish men from the Copenhagen area. Hum Reprod 20: 942-9
  • Cho E, Chen WY, Hunter DJ, et al. (2006) Red meat intake and risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women. Arch Intern Med 166: 2253-9

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APA Format

The Influence of Diet on Fertility (2008, July 20) Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-influence-of-diet-on-fertility-105827/

MLA Format

"The Influence of Diet on Fertility" 20 July 2008. Web. 19 April. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-influence-of-diet-on-fertility-105827/>

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