Bilateral Research Cooperation with Quebec Cross-species combination of cohort and intervention studies to assess common metabolic factors related to infertility and the use of functional lipids for its treatment.

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Reproductive medicine
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal nutrition
    • Agricultural animal production not elsewhere classified
Infertility Mono-unsaturated fatty acids Non-esterified fatty acids follicular fluid
Project description

Infertility has become a global epidemic for overweight women and high yielding dairy cattle and has ao been related to increased levels of non-esterified fatty acids (FA) in the follicular fluid. In a cohort study with human follicular fluid and dietary intervention study with dairy cattle we hypothesize that mono-unsaturated FA can partially alleviate the detrimental effect of non-esterified FA.