George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Vitamin D may increase IVF success – depending on race

Vitamin D may increase IVF success – depending on race
A woman's race may determine whether vitamin D helps them to conceive through IVF. The sunshine vitamin is famed for its benefit to bones and the immune system, but it also plays a role in conception. Now, evidence suggests that the vitamin's benefits may only apply to certain racial groups – while white women can boost their IVF success rates with vitamin D, the opposite appears to be true for Asian women.

A woman's race may determine whether vitamin D helps them to conceive through IVF.

The sunshine vitamin is famed for its benefit to bones and the immune system, but it also plays a role in conception. Now, evidence suggests that the vitamin's benefits may only apply to certain racial groups – while white women can boost their IVF success rates with vitamin D, the opposite appears to be true for Asian women.

Source: News Scientist

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