Fasting and Fertility References

May 19, 2022

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 Fasting and Fertility: References

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  • Hrabovszky, E., Ciofi, P., Vida, B., Horvath, M. C., Keller, E., Caraty, A., … Kallo, I. (2010). The kisspeptin system of the human hypothalamus: sexual dimorphism and relationship with gonadotropin-releasing hormone and neurokinin B neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience, 31(11), 1984–1998. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07239.

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  • Nair, P., & Khawale, P. (2016). Role of therapeutic fasting in womens health: An overview. Journal of Mid-Life Health, 7(2), 61. doi: 10.4103/0976-7800.185325

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  • Sharma, R., Biedenharn, K. R., Fedor, J. M., & Agarwal, A. (2013). Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 11(1), 66. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-11-66

  • Silvestris, E., Lovero, D., & Palmirotta, R. (2019). Nutrition and Female Fertility: An Interdependent Correlation. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00346.

  • Tolson, K. P., Garcia, C., Yen, S., Simonds, S., Stefanidis, A., Lawrence, A., … Kauffman, A. S. (2014). Impaired kisspeptin signaling decreases metabolism and promotes glucose intolerance and obesity. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(7), 3075–3079. doi: 10.1172/jci71075.

  • Tong, Q., Xu, Y. (2012). Central Leptin Regulation of Obesity and Fertility. Current Obesity Reports, 1(4), 236–244. doi: 10.1007/s13679-012-0025-8.

  • Van Dam, E., Roelfsema, F., Veldhuis, J. D., Helmerhorst, F. M., Frölich, M., Meinders, E., … Pijl, H. (2002). Increase in daily LH secretion in response to short-term calorie restriction in obese women with PCOS. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 282(4). doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00458.2001

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