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expert reaction to a study looking at semen quality of adult ICSI offspring

A group of researchers have examined the sperm quality of the world’s oldest group of young men conceived by of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment and report their results in the journal Human Reproduction. The authors report that sperm quantity and quality of these man was lower than average. read more

pre-ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Conference briefing

The annual meeting for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) takes place in Helsinki from 3-6 July. This briefing offered an opportunity for journalists to hear from four leading fertility experts familiar with the abstracts and who could answer questions on the studies, as well as offer comments on the significance or otherwise of the research, the strengths and limitations, and wider context and implications. read more

expert reaction to study looking at fish consumption during pregnancy and child obesity and growth

Publishing in JAMA Pediatrics, a group of researchers investigated the association between mother’s consumption of fish while pregnant and growth in infancy and obesity in their children, and reported that high intake of fish (defined as more than three times a week) was associated with increased risk of rapid growth in infancy and also childhood obesity in some but not all age groups. read more

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