Monday, October 31, 2011

BEWARE: Junk food produce infertility in men

BEWARE: Junk food produce infertility in men.

A recent study indicated that a healthy diet based on vegetables and fruits , is beneficial for semen

A recent study by scientists from Harvard University (USA) and Murcia (Spain), reveals that men with a poor diet are more likely to be infertile. To obtain these results, they analyzed the sperm of 188 men between 18 and 22, who previously were evaluated clinically to rule out any disease that affects the semen.
Early results indicate that consumption of junk food with a high level of trans fat, has a negative impact on the male reproductive system, reported The Daily Mail .
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"The main conclusion of our work is that a healthy diet appears to be beneficial for the quality of semen. A higher intake of fish, fresh fruits , whole grains, legumes and vegetables appears to improve sperm motility, "said Audrey Gaskins, author of the study.
She stressed that despite the results further work is needed to explore the exact relationship between nutrition and quality of sperm.
For his part, Edward Kim, president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, said: "We are still studying the impact of nutrition on fertility male, but even these initial studies suggest a link between a good diet and reproductive health for men ".
The research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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