3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Dieting with Obstacles > PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support > PCOS Articles

New Vitamin For Infertility??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
Rattie Lover
 
Noodles913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Southwestern Arizona (Cactus World)
Posts: 2,824

Question New Vitamin For Infertility??

New Vitamin for Infertility?

Japanese scientists have discovered a new vitamin that plays an important role in fertility in mice and may have a similar function in humans.

The Tokyo-based Institute of Physical and Chemical Research confirmed that pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a substance discovered in 1979, can be categorized as a vitamin.

Mice deprived of PQQ suffer reduced fertility and roughened fur. Vitamins that have an important effect on mice usually act in the same way in humans, the researchers said.

PQQ is the first new vitamin to be discovered since 1948. It is thought to belong the to B-vitamin group. Vitamins are defined as organic substances needed in small quantities for health and growth. They must be obtained from food because they cannot be produced by the body.

PQQ is not usually found in multi-vitamin tablets. The best source of PQQ discovered so far is "natto," a pungent Japanese dish of fermented soybeans. Other foods rich in PQQ are parsley, green tea, green peppers, kiwi fruit and papaya.


Source: Reuters Health News, March 24, 2003
__________________


[b] The word “angel” comes from the Greek angelos which means “messenger from God,” and it holds within its sound great power.

Noodles913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PCOS Monthly Chat--April 2004 Noodles913 PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support 49 04-30-2004 11:21 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:38 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2