New research out of the University of Adelaide has indicated a new link between women’s fertility and dietary elements that aid in detoxification. If you’re concerned about your diet and fertility, contact your Melbourne IVF specialists at Viera Fertility Center.
Research has has now shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman’s fertility. PhD student Melanie Ceko investigated the role and location of selenium in the ovary, and a specific protein that includes selenium. The results of her study show how important selenium is to the development of healthy ovarian follicles, which are responsible for the production of eggs in women.
Selenium deficiency is not usually a problem in Western diets, as it’s an essential trace element found in protein-rich foods like red meat, seafood and nuts. People who avoid certain food groups or eat food mainly grown on selenium-deficient soils are at risk. If you’re concerned about nutrition and Melbourne fertility medicine, contact Dr. Chamoun today!