Nutrition and Male Infertility

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132 articles were collected as full text for quality assessment and inclusion. From the overall pool of full text papers, a total of 20 articles (n = 2450), received the minimum quality assessment score and met the inclusion criteria (Table 2,3,4). Of the 20 studies included, 4 studies (n = 740) evaluated the effect of dietary habits and food intake on semen parameters and quality [2, 25, 27, 33], 4 studies (n = 232) evaluated the effect of carnitine consumption on sperm parameters and quality [39-42], 3 studies (n = 148) investigated the effect of Selenium on sperm parameters [43-45], 2 studies (n = 481) evaluated the effect of Coenzyme Q10 on sperm quality and parameters [46, 47] and each of the remaining articles investigated the effect of saffron, soy based foods, vitamin C, clomiphene citrate, omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids, beta carotene and ubiquinol on sperm parameters [48-54]. The 20 articles included patients from 9 different countries including, Iran (6 articles) [2, 46-48, 52, 54], USA (4 articles) [27, 39, 43, 49], Italy (3 articles) [40-42], Egypt (2 articles) [51, 53], UK (1 article) [45], Germany (1 article) [50], Poland (1 article) [44], Spain (1 article) [33] and Brazil (1 article) [25].
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