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Vitamin D and Obesity: Two Interacting Players in the Field of Infertility

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Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Nutrients 2019, 11(7), 1455; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071455
Received: 11 June 2019 / Revised: 24 June 2019 / Accepted: 26 June 2019 / Published: 27 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitamin D and Obesity)
Obesity plays an important role in human fertility in both genders. The same is true for vitamin D, for which accumulating evidence from observational human studies suggests a key role for both male and female fertility. In the latter case, however, robust data from relevant interventional studies are currently lacking. It is also not clear whether obesity and vitamin D deficiency, besides their independent effect on human infertility, act in synergy. Several pathogenetic mechanisms may be proposed as a linkage between vitamin D deficiency and obesity, with respect to infertility. In any case, the independent contribution of vitamin D deficiency in obese infertile states needs to be proven in interventional studies focusing on either vitamin D supplementation in obese or weight loss strategies in vitamin D-deficient infertile patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin D; obesity; infertility; assisted reproductive technologies vitamin D; obesity; infertility; assisted reproductive technologies
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Bosdou, J.K.; Konstantinidou, E.; Anagnostis, P.; Kolibianakis, E.M.; Goulis, D.G. Vitamin D and Obesity: Two Interacting Players in the Field of Infertility. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1455. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071455

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Bosdou JK, Konstantinidou E, Anagnostis P, Kolibianakis EM, Goulis DG. Vitamin D and Obesity: Two Interacting Players in the Field of Infertility. Nutrients. 2019; 11(7):1455. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071455

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Bosdou, Julia K., Eirini Konstantinidou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Efstratios M. Kolibianakis, and Dimitrios G. Goulis. 2019. "Vitamin D and Obesity: Two Interacting Players in the Field of Infertility" Nutrients 11, no. 7: 1455. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071455

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