Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence

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Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases : A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence. / Glazer, Clara Helene; Bonde, Jens-Peter; Eisenberg, Michael L.; Giwercman, Aleksander; Hærvig, Katia Keglberg; Rimborg, Susie; Vassard, Ditte; Pinborg, Anja; Schmidt, Lone; Bräuner, Elvira Vaclavik.

In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 35, No. 3, 01.05.2017, p. 282-290.

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Glazer, CH, Bonde, J-P, Eisenberg, ML, Giwercman, A, Hærvig, KK, Rimborg, S, Vassard, D, Pinborg, A, Schmidt, L & Bräuner, EV 2017, 'Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence', Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 282-290. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1603568

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Glazer CH, Bonde J-P, Eisenberg ML, Giwercman A, Hærvig KK, Rimborg S, Vassard D, Pinborg A, Schmidt L, Bräuner EV. 2017. Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 35(3):282-290. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1603568

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Glazer, Clara Helene ; Bonde, Jens-Peter ; Eisenberg, Michael L. ; Giwercman, Aleksander ; Hærvig, Katia Keglberg ; Rimborg, Susie ; Vassard, Ditte ; Pinborg, Anja ; Schmidt, Lone ; Bräuner, Elvira Vaclavik. / Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases : A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence. In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 282-290.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Male Infertility and Risk of Nonmalignant Chronic Diseases

T2 - A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence

AU - Glazer, Clara Helene

AU - Bonde, Jens-Peter

AU - Eisenberg, Michael L.

AU - Giwercman, Aleksander

AU - Hærvig, Katia Keglberg

AU - Rimborg, Susie

AU - Vassard, Ditte

AU - Pinborg, Anja

AU - Schmidt, Lone

AU - Bräuner, Elvira Vaclavik

PY - 2017/5/1

Y1 - 2017/5/1

N2 - The association between male infertility and increased risk of certain cancers is well studied. Less is known about the long-term risk of nonmalignant diseases in men with decreased fertility. A systemic literature review was performed on the epidemiologic evidence of male infertility as a precursor for increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and all-cause mortality. PubMed and Embase were searched from January 1, 1980, to September 1, 2016, to identify epidemiological studies reporting associations between male infertility and the outcomes of interest. Animal studies, case reports, reviews, studies not providing an accurate reference group, and studies including infertility due to vasectomy or malignancy were excluded. The literature search resulted in 2,485 references among which we identified seven articles fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Of these, four articles were prospective (three on risk of mortality, one on risk of chronic diseases) and three were cross-sectional relating male infertility to the Charlson Comorbidity Index. The current epidemiological evidence is compatible with an association between male infertility and risk of chronic disease and mortality, but the small number of prospective studies and insufficient adjustment of confounders preclude strong statements about male infertility as precursor of these outcomes.

AB - The association between male infertility and increased risk of certain cancers is well studied. Less is known about the long-term risk of nonmalignant diseases in men with decreased fertility. A systemic literature review was performed on the epidemiologic evidence of male infertility as a precursor for increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and all-cause mortality. PubMed and Embase were searched from January 1, 1980, to September 1, 2016, to identify epidemiological studies reporting associations between male infertility and the outcomes of interest. Animal studies, case reports, reviews, studies not providing an accurate reference group, and studies including infertility due to vasectomy or malignancy were excluded. The literature search resulted in 2,485 references among which we identified seven articles fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Of these, four articles were prospective (three on risk of mortality, one on risk of chronic diseases) and three were cross-sectional relating male infertility to the Charlson Comorbidity Index. The current epidemiological evidence is compatible with an association between male infertility and risk of chronic disease and mortality, but the small number of prospective studies and insufficient adjustment of confounders preclude strong statements about male infertility as precursor of these outcomes.

KW - chronic diseases

KW - comorbidity

KW - male infertility

KW - mortality

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85021640556&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1055/s-0037-1603568

DO - 10.1055/s-0037-1603568

M3 - Review article

VL - 35

SP - 282

EP - 290

JO - Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

JF - Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

SN - 1526-8004

IS - 3

ER -