A study led by Dr. Polotsky found dietary omega-3 consumption can slow ovarian aging in mice and improve oocyte quality as a preliminary step, but more research will be needed for outcomes that really matter to women, such as pregnancy rates.
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More U.S. women are taking unregulated hormones that are compounded and often marketed as “bioidentical” hormones to reduce hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Dr. Santoro generally recommends against using compounded hormones.
CU infertility specialists Dr. Polotsky and Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel recently presented research revealing a high-fat diet, not just obesity, probably lowers fertility for both men & women.
Dr. Santoro discusses in a new study that women who get hot flashes at a younger age may likely experience a longer menopause while women who begin menopause later in life will have shorter periods of difficulty menopause symptoms.
The Endocrine Society recently announced its 2016 Laureate Award recipients and Dr. Santoro was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Mentor Award. This annual award recognizes physicians who demonstrate a career committed to mentoring and a provide positive impact on mentees’ education & career.
Fusion recently reported on the increasing use of marijuana to ease period symptoms and PMS. However, conducting any research on the effects of cannabis on the body has been tricky, says Dr. Nanette Santoro.
Alex Polotsky, M.D., has been appointed interim chief of the Advanced Reproductive Medicine division at the University of Colorado Denver.
Congratulations to Nanette Santoro, MD, recipient of the Journal of Women’s Health Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s Health Research at the Awards Gala at Women’s Health 2015 in Washington, DC. Dr. Santoro is Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Alex Polotsky spoke to Colorado Public Radio about his ongoing research into the effects of smoking on male fertility. The CU study is the first to prove smoking increases a man’s infertility.