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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013 Dec;288(6):1405-11. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-2855-3. Epub 2013 May 25.

The combined therapy myo-inositol plus D-chiro-inositol, rather than D-chiro-inositol, is able to improve IVF outcomes: results from a randomized controlled trial.

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Department of Psychology, Section of Neuroscience, University of Rome "Sapienza", Via dei Marsi 78, 00185, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The present study aims to investigate the effects of the combined therapy myo-inositol (MI) plus D-chiro-inositol (DCI) or D-chiro-inositol treatment in oocyte quality.

METHODS:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women undergoing IVF-ET were treated with myo-inositol combined with D-chiro-inositol in the physiological ratio (1.1 g myo-inositol plus 27.6 mg of D-chiro-inositol; INOFOLIC combi Lo.Li.pharma) or D-chiro-inositol alone (500 mg; Interquim, s.a., Barcelona, Spain) to evaluate the umber of morphological mature oocytes, total International Units (IU) of recombinant FSH administered and the number of grade 1 embryos.

RESULTS:

The data clearly showed that only the combined therapy was able to improve oocyte and embryo quality, as well as pregnancy rates, in PCOS women undergoing IVF-ET.

CONCLUSION:

The present paper further supports the hypothesis that MI plays a crucial role in the ovary in PCOS women. In particular, due to the physiological role played by MI and DCI, the combined therapy should represent a better choice.

PMID:
23708322
DOI:
10.1007/s00404-013-2855-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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