Fertility

Fertility and diet: Is there a connection?

Robert H. Shmerling, MD

Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Research continues to explore the connection between fertility and diet. There is some evidence that what you eat can help increase your chances of getting pregnant, but right now the specific advice is simple. If you’re trying to conceive, eat a basic healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, and talk with your doctor for preconception advice.

Infertility may raise risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Nancy Ferrari

Senior editor, Harvard Health

A 2010 study of more than 22,500 California men found that being infertile significantly raised the risk of developing aggressive disease.

Can a vasectomy increase prostate cancer risk?

Nancy Ferrari

Senior editor, Harvard Health

Experts conclude that there is no association between vasectomy and prostate cancer risk.