Are semen parameters related to birth weight?

Faure, Celine, Dupont, Charlotte, Chavatte-Palmer, Pascale, Gautier, Benoit and Levy, Rachel (2015) Are semen parameters related to birth weight?. Fertility and Sterility, 103 1: 6-10. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.11.027


Author Faure, Celine
Dupont, Charlotte
Chavatte-Palmer, Pascale
Gautier, Benoit
Levy, Rachel
Title Are semen parameters related to birth weight?
Journal name Fertility and Sterility   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1556-5653
0015-0282
Publication date 2015-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.11.027
Volume 103
Issue 1
Start page 6
End page 10
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Elsevier Inc
Collection year 2016
Abstract Several experimental models suggest a link between maternal nutrition during gestation and reproductive function in offspring, but the impact of birth weight on male fertility in adulthood in humans is poorly documented. To study whether birth weight is associated with unexplained male subfertility later in life, we evaluated the relationship between birth weight and sperm parameters in adulthood in white subfertile men, partners of couples with primary idiopathic subfertility, and fertile men recruited within the ALIFERT (Diet and Its Relationship with Couple Infertility) study. Total sperm count, progressive motility, and sperm DNA fragmentation were analyzed in sperm, and metabolic assays were performed on blood. Birth weight was associated with sperm DNA fragmentation and inversely correlated with total sperm count, underlining the importance of the in utero environment for male reproductive function.
Keyword Birth weigh
Fertility
Total sperm count
Sperm quality
DOHAD
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
UQ Diamantina Institute Publications
 
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