Handbook of Fertility

Handbook of Fertility : Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health

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Handbook of Fertility: Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health focuses on the ways in which food, dietary supplements, and toxic agents, including alcohol and nicotine affect the reproductive health of both women and men.

Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and endocrinology will find this comprehensive resource invaluable in their long-term goal of understanding and improving reproductive health.

This book brings together a broad range of experts researching the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements that promote or detract from reproductive health.

Section One contains several overview chapters on fertility, how it is assessed, and how it can be affected by different metabolic states, nutritional habits, dietary supplements, the action of antioxidants, and lifestyle choices. Sections Two and Three consider how male and female fertility are affected by obesity, metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalance, and even bariatric surgery.

Section Four explores the ways diet, nutrition, and lifestyle support or retard the success of in vitro fertilization, while Section Five explores how alcohol and other drugs of abuse lower fertility in both women and men.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,451.49g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128008725
  • 9780128008720
  • 1,530,610

Table of contents

Section A: Overview on Fertility 1. Perceptions of Environmental Risks to Fertility 2. Paternal smoking as a cause for transgenerational damage in the offspring 3. Impact of cigarette smoking during pregnancy on conception and fetal health through serum folate levels 4. The effect of maternal metabolic health and diet on the follicular fluid composition and potential consequences for oocyte and embryo quality 5. The effect of Heavy Metals on preterm mortality and morbidity 6. Nitrate, Nitrite, Nitrosatable Drugs, and Congenital Malformations 7. The Application of Reproductive Techniques (ART): worldwide epidemiology phenomenon and treatment outcomes 8. The effect of environmental hormone disrupters on infertility, strategy to reverse their impact 9. Embryo losses during nutritional treatments in animal models: lessons for humans

Section B: Bariatric Surgery, Obesity and fertility 10. Fertility and testosterone improvement in male patients after bariatric surgery 11. Obesity and reproductive dysfunction in men and women 12. Obesity on gestational outcomes Section C: Exercise and Lifestyle in Fertility 13. Lifestyle factors and reproductive health 14. Effect of diet and physical activity of farm animals on their health and reproductive performance 15. Prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain 16. Lifestyle intervention for resumption of ovulation in anovulatory women with obesity and infertility 17. Effects of lifestyle on female reproductivefeatures and success: lessons from animal models Section D: Nutrition and Reproduction 18. Green Leafy Vegetables: A Health Promoting Source 19. Nutrition lifestyle and obesity in urology 20. Pregnancy with multiple micronutrients: perinatal mortality reduction 21. Nutrition and Hormones: Role in male infertility 22. Nutritional and developmental programming of the Central Nervous System (CNS) 23. Herbal supplements in pregnancy:effects on conception and delivery 24. Selenium in fertility and reproduction 25. The role of oxidative stress in Endometriosis 26. Oxidative stress and pre-eclampsia Section E: Nutrition and Lifestyle in in-vitro Fertilization 27. The psychological management of infertility 28. The role of body mass index on assisted reproductive treatment outcome 29. Health outcomes of Children Conceived through Assisted Reproductive Technology 30. Influence Of Male Hyperinsulinaemia On IVF Outcome Section F: Nutrition, Lifestyle and Male Fertility 31. Dietary zinc deficiency & testicular apoptosis 32. Environmental factors, food intake and social habits in male patients and its relationship to intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes 33. The role of over-the-counter supplements for the treatment of male infertility 34. Sperm physiology and assessment of spermatogenesis kinetics in vivo 35. Antioxidant treatment and prevention of human sperm DNA fragmentation: Role in health and fertility 36. Epigenetics and its role in male infertility
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About Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.
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