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Many cases of male infertility are poorly understood and regarded as unexplained. Therefore, a etiological treatment for this condition can not be offered in most cases. A beneficial effect on sperm motility was found in trails using antioxidants such as carnitine, zinc and folic acid. However, most studies lacked a sufficient power to detect a significant effect on pregnancy rates. In this study, infertile men with abnormal sperm quality parameters will be randomized to receive either carnitine-based food supplement (Porimore) or folate and Zinc Tablets.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Porimore - A Carnitine based food supplement, Zinc and Folate Supplementation
Shaare-Zedek IVF and infertility unit
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:41-0400
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Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the fortified food. The supplementation of cereals with iron and vitamins is an example of fortified food. Fortified food includes also enriched food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those essential nutrients removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of O-acetylcarnitine from acetyl-CoA plus carnitine. EC 184.108.40.206.
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A subtype of GPI-anchored folate receptors that is expressed in PLACENTA and hematopoietic cells.
A species of green microalgae in the family Chlorellaceae. It is used as a model organism for PHOTOSYNTHESIS, and as a food supplement (DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS).
Obstetrics and gynaecology
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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...