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Discovery of New Fertility Vitamin

The reason so many women have trouble getting pregnant may be linked to a newly-discovered vitamin. Japanese scientists have discovered a new vitamin that plays an important role in fertility in mice and may have a similar function in humans.

Takafumi Kato says pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a substance discovered in 1979, is a vitamin. Mice deprived of PQQ have reduced fertility and roughened fur, and vitamins that have an important effect on mice usually act in the same way in humans. Kato says, "There are many possible factors behind the drop in fertility. We need more research to find out exactly what is happening to these mice and what would be the effect on humans."

PQQ is the first new vitamin to be discovered since 1948. Vitamins are organic substances that are needed in small quantities for health and growth. They must be consumed in food or in pill form, since they aren?t produced by the body. The best source of PQQ is fermented soybeans. Other foods rich in PQQ are parsley, green tea, green peppers, kiwi fruit and papaya.

Bigfoot must be eating plenty of parsley, because there are lots of them around?if you know where to look.

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