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CRB Abstract: Relationship Between Seminal Plasma Heavy Metals and Sperm Function in ART

Prior studies suggest that cadmium (Cd) may affect sperm fertility as a pro-oxidant leading to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress, while others report that infertile men have lower semen parameters and higher levels of ROS. The data below describes the competition between another pro-oxidant, inorganic lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn; an anti-oxidant) in three populations.

A prospective analysis of 140 male partners of couples undergoing their first IVF cycle demonstrated…

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