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Table 2 Oocyte maturity and embryo score in the same patients who didn’t received (Untreated) or received (Treated) micronutrients supplementation form three months

From: Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress in follicular fluid of aged women undergoing IVF

Characteristic Untreated Treated P value
No. of retrieved oocytes 6.76 ± 4.12 6.37 ± 3.31 NS
No. of MII oocytes 5.14 ± 3.49 4.07 ± 3.04 NS
No. of not suitable oocytes (GV-DEG) 1.88 ± 1.01 1.2 ± 0.77 0.01
Fertilization rate 0.69 ± 0,15 0.71 ± 0,28 NS
Cleavage rate 0.84 ± 0.04 0.85 ± 0.07 NS
No. of embryos transfered 2.01 ± 0.55 1.96 ± 0.75 NS
Embryo score grade 1 (%) 0.96 ± 0.5 0.91 ± 0.45 NS
Embryo score grade 2 (%) 0.87 ± 0.75 0.84 ± 0.71 NS
Embryo score grade 3 (%) 0.29 ± 0.64 0.30 ± 0.5 NS
  1. Note: Values are mean ± SD. The embryos were scored according to the criteria established by Ebner et al. [27]. DEG degenerated occytes, MII metaphase II, NS not significant; GV germinal vesicle