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Author: Rita Rubin
Publication: Chang
Date of Publication: August 15, 2012
Website: WebMD

Summary:
A new study shows how walnuts may improve sperm quality in healthy men. Eating 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day for twelve weeks improve sperm quality in healthy men. The study had 117 men aged 21 to 35 who had a western diet, half of the the guys were told to continue their normal diet. The other half were told to eat at least 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day at anytime during the day.

Walnuts have omega 3 fatty acids which have been proven to increase fertility. Fish oil as well improves maturation ands proved membrane function of sperm. At the end of the study sperm quality only improved with the men who ate the walnuts. When the doctors looked at the sample not knowing who ate the walnuts and who didn't the scientist realized the the walnut eaters had bigger, faster and stronger sperm.

Opinion:
I thought the research was done very well and put very well together. These days no one eats healthy and so I don't really se this impacting that many people. Plus who likes walnuts, the only people willing to eat walnuts and healthy 24/7 are people who have problems with fertility.

I think this article could have been put better together better with more details. Like explained what the western diet is. I liked how they listed several ways how the men ate the walnuts and they said the results were consistent meaning walnuts plain didn't have any different effect then them mixed with applesauce or meats.

Author: Moira Dower
Publication: Barnard
Date of Publication: August 9, 2011
Website: WebMD

Summary:
A new survey reveals normal level of hormone considered vital to a women's fertility. Scientist are working on trying to pin point accurately how long a women is fertile. The findings are suppose to tell a women when exactly they will hit menopause and if it is going to be early or later. The survey showed that AMH hormones reflect the activity of the ovaries during a women's lifetime and gives the estimate of the amount of egg supply.

IVF is also less successful if the hormone AMH hormone falls. Finding these new outcomes could give more accurate prediction of an IVF outcome. Watching the AMH hormone is now allowing levels of IVF problems to be treated. Right now there is no test that accurately tells how many immature eggs remain inside an immature women or girl.

Opinion:
This article was dry and boring. I understand that this could be a big step in fertility and IVF problems being solved. This article is from last year and I have heard that they have had some improvement on tracking the AMH hormone. If this is true women and girls all over will be able to know how long they can weight to have a child before hitting menopause.

I would never have read this article if I didn't procrastinate until the last day to do all ten articles. This was the most confusing article it would have been better if they just went straight to the point rather than going on and on about stuff that wasn't consistent on AMH hormone and how it will be able to predict women fertility. My opinion is that this is the worst article ever.

Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler
Publication: Shiel
Date of Publication: November 29, 2012
Website: MedicineNet.com

Summary:
The article talks about natural birth controls. The study starts off by explaining birth control . No form of birth control is 100 percent and none offer 100 percent protection from STDsexcept abstinence. All birth control is to either prevent a man's sperm from reaching and entering a women's egg and preventing a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus.

Natural birth control are considered natural because they are not mechanical or not a result of a hormone manipulation. A form of birth control is tracking their ovulating cycle, knowing when the girl is going to ovulate allows the man and the women to know when she is ovulating so then the man knows...
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