Laya Farzadi

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OBJECTIVE Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common female endocrine disorder associated with several risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on serum adiponectin levels and some metabolic risk factors in PCOS patients. METHODS This double-blind(More)
OBJECTIVE Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder. Affected women present a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on obesity status, insulin resistance, and serum levels of visfatin in PCOS patients. METHODS This double-blind, randomized,(More)
To determine whether the Factor V (1691G/A), Factor V HR2 (4070A/G), Prothrombin (20210G/A), PAI-1 (-675 I/D, 5G/4G), ACE (intron 16 I/D), Factor VII (Gln353Arg), Factor XIII (Val34Leu), β-fibrinogen (-455G/A), Glycoprotein Ia (807C/T), tPA (intron 8 D/I) gene mutations could be risk factors for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Genotyping of thrombophilic(More)
Insulin resistance is one of the most common features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency may have a role in insulin resistance; thus, the aim of the current study was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on insulin resistance in women with PCOS and a vitamin D deficiency. We hypothesized that(More)
BACKGROUND Fatty acids are known to be critically important in multiple biological functions. Phospholipid fatty acids of follicular fluid, an important microenvironment for the development of oocytes, may contribute to the women's fertility and the efficacy of assisted reproduction techniques. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of fatty(More)
Background: It has been shown that reactive oxygen species (ROS) can lead to deleterious effects on a range of sperm parameters. Vitamins E and C are capable of reducing ROS levels and lipid peroxidation. Objective: The aim of study was to determine the level of lipid peroxidation as indicated by Malondialdehyde (MDA) and vitamins E and C in sperm and(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of long protocol ovulation induction on the ultrastructure of the human endometrial epithelium on days luteinizing hormone (LH) + 4 and LH+ 6 of the menstrual cycle. METHODS Endometrial biopsies were obtained on days LH+ 4 (n = 9) and LH+ 6 (n = 10) from infertile women who were under(More)
Introduction. Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a significant obstetrical complication that may occur during pregnancy. Various studies in recent years have indicated that two common mutations (C677T and A1298C) of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene are risk factor for RSA. This study was carried out to determine the influence of(More)
1 Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. 2 Department of Anatomical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, (NPMC), Tabriz, Iran. 3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran. 4 Department of Biochemistry and(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA (miRNA) is small endogenous, single strand RNA molecules that regulate gene expression at post-transcriptional level through several mechanisms to affect key cellular event including male germ cells differentiation, proliferation, development and apoptosis. Mutation and/or aberrant expression of miRNAs have been associated with(More)