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Association between vitamin D and sperm parameters: Clinical evidence – Dec 2016

Endocrine pp 1–5, First Online: 10 December 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s12020-016-1198-9
Giacomo Tirabassi, Melissa Cutini, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Nicola delli Muti, Giovanni Corona, Mariano Galdiero, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Giancarlo Balercia g.balercia at univpm.it

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A few of the reference are informative however:

  • 5. M. Blomberg Jensen, A. Jørgensen, J.E. Nielsen, P.J. Bjerrum, M. Skalkam, J.H. Petersen, D.L. Egeberg, S. Bangsbøll, A.N. Andersen, N.E. Skakkebaek, A. Juul, E. Rajpert-De Meyts, S. Dissing, H. Leffers, N. Jørgensen, Expression of the vitamin D metabolizing enzyme CYP24A1 at the annulus of human spermatozoa may serve as a novel marker of semen quality. Int. J. Androl. 35, 499–510 (2012)
  • 7. M. Tartagni, M. Matteo, D. Baldini, M.V. Tartagni, H. Alrasheed, M.A. De Salvia, G. Loverro, M. Montagnani, Males with low serum levels of vitamin D have lower pregnancy rates when ovulation induction and timed intercourse are used as a treatment for infertile couples: results from a pilot study. Reprod. Biol. Endocrinol. 13, 127 (2015)
  • 8. M. Blomberg Jensen, P.J. Bjerrum, T.E. Jessen, J.E. Nielsen, U.N. Joensen, I.A. Olesen, J.H. Petersen, A. Juul, S. Dissing, N. Jørgensen, Vitamin D is positively associated with sperm motility and increases intracellular calcium in human spermatozoa. Hum. Reprod. 26, 1307–1317 (2011)
  • 10. C.H. Ramlau-Hansen, U.K. Moeller, J.P. Bonde, J. Olsen, A.M. Thulstrup, Are serum levels of vitamin D associated with semen quality? Results from a cross-sectional study in young healthy men. Fertil. Steril. 95, 1000–1004 (2011)
  • 17.E. Lerchbaum, B. Obermayer-Pietsch, Vitamin D and fertility: a systematic review. Eur. J. Endocrinol. 166, 765–778 (2012)
    See VitaminDWiki Vitamin D and fertility: a systematic review – May 2012
  • 21. A.C. Heijboer, M. Oosterwerff, N.F. Schroten, E.M. Eekhoff, V.G. Chel, R.A. de Boer, M.A. Blankenstein, P. Lips, Vitamin D supplementation and testosterone concentrations in male human subjects. Clin. Endocrinol. 83, 105–110 (2015)

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