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Shedding new light on female fertility: The role of vitamin D

Overview of attention for article published in Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders, January 2017
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Title
Shedding new light on female fertility: The role of vitamin D
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Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11154-017-9407-2
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Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cristina de Angelis, Stefano Palomba, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Francesco Orio

Abstract

In the last decades several studies suggested that vitamin D is involved in the modulation of the reproductive process in women due to the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase in reproductive tissues such as ovary, uterus, placenta, pituitary and hypothalamus. Vitamin D has also a role in the regulation of sex hormone steroidogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D might have a regulatory role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-associated symptoms, including ovulatory dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism. Vitamin D deficiency also has been reported to contribute to the pathogenesis of endometriosis due to its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Although most of the studies supported a role of vitamin D in the onset of these diseases, randomized controlled trials to assess the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation have never been performed. In this review we critically discuss the role of vitamin D in female fertility, starting from in vitro and in vivo studies, focusing our attention on the two most frequent causes of female infertility: PCOS and endometriosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 76 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 22%
Student > Bachelor 13 17%
Unspecified 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Researcher 8 11%
Other 19 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 14%
Unspecified 11 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Other 12 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2017.
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#6,379,847
of 12,323,473 outputs
Outputs from Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
#128
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#128,650
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Outputs of similar age from Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
#3
of 7 outputs
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