Trial examines effect of folic acid, zinc supplementation in male partners of couples seeking infertility treatment

January 07, 2020

What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial examined the effects of daily folic acid and zinc supplementation in men on semen quality and live births among 2,300 couples planning infertility treatment.

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Authors: Enrique F. Schisterman, Ph.D., of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jama.2019.18714)

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