Medical scientists are looking at a wide range of potential solutions to the problem of infertility.
Although some are gender-related only, there could be others which can help both sexes. The latest research suggests that antioxidants maybe key to helping both men and women who are infertile.
The research was a joint effort carried out at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
Speaking with reporters, Tory Hagan one of the lead researchers at Linus Pauling said that the research points to oxidative stress as one of the more influential factors when it comes to infertility. He also stated that they should be able to do something about it.
Many diseases that we experience nowadays are thought to relate to the lack of antioxidants in our diets.
This latest research seems to point to the idea that it isn’t just illness that is caused by a lack of antioxidants but also reproduction.
Dr. Hagan also suggested that this latest research may also be more valid than previous research. The latter’s results were rather equivocal, and did not reveal anything of use. He suggested that perhaps the effects of antioxidants were overlooked or not considered to be important.
However this new study does seem to have produced sufficient statistical evidence to suggest that antioxidants are likely to play a vital role in fertility.
If these newer approaches prove valid then Dr. Hagan believes the potential for treatments is enormous.