Nutrients. 2019 May 10;11(5). pii: E1053. doi: 10.3390/nu11051053.
Bednarska-Czerwińska A1, Olszak-Wąsik K2, Olejek A3, Czerwiński M4, Tukiendorf AA5.
- Live birth 1.7 X more likely after IVF if good level of vitamin D – meta-analysis Aug 2020
- If diagnosed infertile, more likely to have live birth if Vitamin D fortification – Feb 2020
- Infertility treatment needs to achieve at least 30 ng of vitamin D – May 2019
- Vitamin D is needed for human fertility – goal is 50 ng – Sept 2018
- Preconception vitamin D is great - every extra 10 ng associated with 10 percent more likely to have live birth – Aug 2018
- In-vitro Fertilization costs at least 10,000 dollars, Vitamin D costs 5 dollars
- Women with more than minimum vitamin D were 3.4 X more likely to achieve pregnancy and 1.6 X more likely to have live births – June 2017
- Assisted Reproduction – 5 studies concluded vitamin D repletion helps – Review March 2015
- Pregnancy success increased 30 percent if sunny (or vitamin D) one month earlier – June 2015
- IVF 4X more successful for white women with lots of vitamin D – Oct 2012 many studies
Increased male Vitamin D increases fertility
- Fertility (sperm) associated with vitamin D – meta-analysis Sept 2019
- Infertility - 71 percent of the time of BOTH partners had less than 20 ng of Vitamin D – Aug 2017
- Birth rates doubled with Vitamin D - 300,000 loading dose for men – RCT Nov 2017
- Male fertility 4 X higher if high Vitamin D – Nov 2015
- Vitamin D somewhat assists reproduction – both the mother and the father – May 2014
- Male fertility is improved in many ways by vitamin D – Jan 2014
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is considered to be one of the most significant indicators of women's fertility. Many studies have shown that vitamin D may modify human reproductive functions; however, the results are conflicting. The composition of follicular fluid (FF) creates the biochemical environment of the oocyte and affects its quality, which later determines the embryo quality. In this study, we aimed to revise with advanced statistical techniques the relationship between AMH and vitamin D in FF.
The study was designed as a prospective single-center study in infertile patients with AMH ≥ 0.7 ng/mL who underwent controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization. AMH and vitamin D levels in FF were measured. Next, the standard and advanced statistical (including segmented regression) techniques were applied.
We observed a negative linear correlation between levels of AMH in serum and FF and total vitamin D concentrations up to approximately 30 ng/ml; with a statistically significant relationship in FF. Beyond that concentration, the trend was positive but statistically insignificant.
As an existing "change-point problem" was noticed, we suggest segmentation in the relationship between vitamin D and AMH during infertility treatment.