Tag Archives: diet

Low Carb Diets May Increase Fertility

Written on September 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

One of the most commonly asked questions by women who are hoping to conceive is, “What can I do or eat to increase my fertility?”  There are now multiple studies that may be providing some answers to this question.  There is a growing body of evidence that shows that diets high in protein and low in carbohydrates may lead to …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

Written on September 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

ASRM Abstracts: The relationship between diet and sperm quality

Written on May 9, 2014 at 9:26 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, former partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


In an abstract …

Eating a good breakfast may be important for women with PCOS

Written on October 9, 2013 at 8:36 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

You can’t imagine how many times I see excessive bowel activity on an early morning ultrasound which is a sign of not have eaten for a long time. I often ask, “Did you have breakfast.” The answer is invariably, “No.” I then remind them, “Didn’t your mother tell you that it’s important to eat a good breakfast?”

A new study …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: The relationship of exercise, diet and sperm count

Written on January 14, 2013 at 11:42 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


The question often comes up: Does a …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Full fat dairy is bad for sperm

Written on December 18, 2012 at 11:53 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Full fat dairy intake in active young …

Eating walnuts may boost sperm quality

Written on August 19, 2012 at 8:44 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Healthy young men with a Western-style diet may be able to boost their sperm quality by eating a small packet of walnuts a day.

These are the findings of a new study that shows healthy American men in their 20s and 30s who ate a 75g (2.5 ozs) packet of walnuts a day were able to increase the vitality, motility …

More on diet, lifestyle, men’s fertility and sperm health

Written on March 23, 2012 at 9:35 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Intake and levels of trans fats were

Diet matters in making sperm

Written on April 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

We have all had the experience of being told that we need to eat a good, balanced diet. Turns out that's true, at least in order to produce normal sperm.

A study in the March 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility examined the diets of 30 men with poor semen quality and 31 normospermic control subjects of couples attending a fertility …