Could a supplement improve IVF success rates in older women?

As women age, the number and quality of their eggs (oocytes) rapidly declines. Poorer oocyte quality is a major factor in lower IVF success rates in older women. However, Australian scientists have discovered that a dietary supplement improves oocyte quality, embryo development and fertility outcomes in ageing female mice.

This research has been published online  and, although it has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, it is generating a lot of interest amongst reproductive scientists.

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