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Vancouver Canada (PRWEB) February 16, 2012

Age takes its toll on mens sperm starting at about age 30, and semen quantity and sperm quality decline sharply after age 45 according to a recent study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicines annual conference. (

This can affect pregnancy outcomes for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Advanced paternal age is also associated with a higher risk of spontaneous abortion and genetic disorders like downs syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Natural supplements and Traditional Chinese medicine appears to repair the quality of aging sperm.

Acubalance Wellness Centre, a Fertility Acupuncture clinic, is offering a free seminar on Fertility and Age: Can You Turn Back the Reproductive Clock? March 12 at Pekoe Tea Lounge in Vancouver. Lorne Brown, a Dr of TCM and clinical director at Acubalance, will be talking about the effects of age on mens and womens fertility, and what you can do about it.

Much of what we do is try to slow down the reproductive clock, repair environmental insults to the reproductive system, and extend that window of fertility for both men and women. Chinese herbal therapy and regular acupuncture has been shown to boost sperm quality. There are now some exciting studies showing that CO Q10 may be effective in improving semen parameters. says Brown.

A study published in the Journal of Urology found that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation resulted in a statistically significant improvement in certain semen parameters. The study stated that further studies were needed to determine to what extent those improved parameters results in increased pregnancy rates.

Another study has just shown that vitamin D levels may be a potent factor in fertility for men and women. Vitamin D is essential for the healthy development of each sperms nucleus. It also increases levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, improving a mans libido, according to the review of several studies, published this week in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

Vitamin D3 is one of the supplements I prescribe to boost male fertility in all my male patients particularly those over 40, says Brown.

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    Actress Halle Berry’s surprise pregnancy at 46 seems to be part of a growing trend of celebrity and real-life women getting pregnant in their mid-forties. But how easy is it to get pregnant after forty?

    This is one of the questions that Dr Albert Yuzpe (fertility expert at Olive Fertility Centre), and a panel of fertility experts including Dr Victor Chow (male fertility specialist) and Lorne Brown (fertility acupuncturist and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre), will be answering at a public information talk on infertility, May 22, as part of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week 2013. “The purpose of this talk is to empower couples with information and tools to make decisions about starting their family and optimizing their chances of getting pregnant either naturally or with IVF,” says Dr Yuzpe.

    “Many women dont realize that getting pregnant at 46 naturally or even with IVF (using your own eggs) is like winning the lottery,” he explains.

    A recent Statistics Canada report, co-authored by Dr Yuzpe, shows that infertility in Canada has nearly doubled in the last two decades. “The main cause of infertility is age,” explains Dr Yuzpe, “but most women are woefully unaware of how quickly their fertility begins to decline after 35. I tell any patient over the age of 37 that they need to be as proactive as possible in trying to get pregnant. Along with testing for egg quality and ovarian function, we recommend supplements and lifestyle changes that can help maximize fertility in both men and women.”

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      Telomeres are a hot topic in science today. These tiny segments of DNA act as caps at the end of chromosomes; they can be thought of as the protective plastic at the end of a shoelace. If that plastic comes off the shoelace unravels, the lace frays and pieces of the frayed lace break off shortening the shoelace. In much the same way, every time a cell divides, it loses a little bit of its DNA at the ends. Over time, telomeres are known to shorten in many types of cells as a consequence of aging. Their tendency to shorten is associated with such age-related problems as heart disease and early mortality.

      In the Ohio State study, published in the journal Brain Behavior and Immunity, 106 adults, average age 51 years, who were either overweight or obese and lived sedentary lives, received either 2.5 grams or 1.25 grams of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or a placebo containing a mix of oils representing a typical American’s daily intake. The researchers excluded people taking medications to control mood, cholesterol and blood pressure as well as vegetarians, patients with diabetes, smokers, those routinely taking fish oil, people who got more than two hours of vigorous exercise each week and those whose body mass index was either below 22.5 or above 40.

      After four months the participants who took omega-3 supplements altered their ratio of fatty acid consumption and showed lengthened telomeres in their white blood cells. Lengthening of telomeres in immune system cells was more prevalent in people who substantially improved the ratio of omega-3s to omega-6 fatty acids in their diet.

      The researchers also noticed that Omega-3 supplementation reduced oxidative stress, caused by excessive free radicals in the blood, by about 15 percent compared to effects seen in the placebo group. In a separate research paper investigating inflammation recently published from this study, the researchers reported that omega-3 fatty acid supplements lowered inflammation in this same group of adults.

      The researchers noted that Omega-3 supplementation alone doesn’t tell the whole story of how this dietary change can affect health. The ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids that are present in a person’s blood is a very important factor.

      Omega-6 fatty acids come from processed foods, corn additives, and vegetable oils. While research has suggested that these pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats can be beneficial, the typical American diet tends to be too high in omega-6 fatty acids and too low in anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Some speculate that the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is as far out of balance as 25:1. Researchers tend to agree that for maximum benefit, this ratio should be lowered to 4-to-1, or even 2-to-1. The elevated ratio tends to saddle the body with inflammation.

      Both groups of participants who took omega-3 supplements showed, on average, lengthening of telomeres compared to overall telomere effects in the placebo group, but the relationship could have been attributed to chance. However, when the researchers analyzed the participants’ omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in relationship to telomere lengthening, a lower ratio was clearly associated with lengthened telomeres.

      The researchers also measured levels of oxidative stress, which is linked to a number of conditions that include heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders. Both omega-3 groups showed an average overall 15 percent reduction in oxidative stress compared to effects seen in the placebo group.

      When the scientists revisited their earlier inflammation findings, they also found that decreases in an inflammatory marker in the blood called interleukin-6 (IL-6) were associated with telomere lengthening. In their earlier paper on omega-3s and inflammation, they reported that omega-3 supplements lowered IL-6 by 10 to 12 percent, depending on the dose. By comparison, those taking a placebo saw an overall 36 percent increase in IL-6 by the end of the study leading researchers to suggest that inflammation is what’s driving the changes in the telomeres.

      The researchers concluded that the telomere finding is provocative in that it suggests the possibility that omega-3 supplements might actually make a difference in aging.

      Omega XL is one of only two Omega 3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524 derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524 marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524 visit


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      Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation in healthy middle-aged and older adults: A randomized controlled trial,

      2012; 26 (6): 988 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.05.011


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