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Eating Fatty Foods Reduces Sperm Count
2013-01-08 18:41:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you´ve driven past a McDonald´s lately and you get a tingle of excitement at seeing that the McRib is back, just know that ingesting the saturated fats in that sandwich and the side of fries that inevitably are ordered with it are harmful not only to your health, but also to your attempts at propagating your bloodline. Previous studies into a link between saturated fats and diminished sperm counts have typically...

Sperm Count, Quality In Men Lower Now Than Two Decades Ago
2012-12-05 12:26:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Male fertility is one of the most controversial issues in medical science. Recent studies have shown that some chemicals can harm male fertility while others have shown foods that actually boost it. Despite all the science, it seems sperm counts in men are dropping all around the world. And no place seems more threatened by sperm loss than France. In a new study reported in the journal Human Reproduction, French researchers have...

Secret To Fitness For Toad Sperm Is To Mate Frequently
2012-12-04 16:05:33

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna An increasing number of men suffer from fertility problems, especially in western society. The general belief is that many problems may be related to stress but it is possible that some of them may arise because men simply have intercourse too infrequently. This is the intriguing implication of recent research at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, that has just been published in the international online journal PLoS ONE. Fertility...

Variation In Sperm Length Is Not A Good Sign
2012-11-13 16:38:55

Brown University A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction finds that the greater the inconsistency in the length of sperm, particularly in the tail (flagellum), the lower the concentration of sperm that can swim well. The finding offers fertility clinicians a potential new marker for fertility trouble that might trace back to how a patient´s sperm are being made. Perhaps variety is the very spice of life, but as a matter of producing human life, it could be...

2012-11-01 10:08:36

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cordoba links moderate physical activity in males with better hormone levels and sperm characteristics that favor reproduction compared to sedentary men. Semen quality at large has dropped in the last 50 years. Amongst other factors, this is due to exposure to external agents and alcohol and tobacco consumption. This decline in sperm properties has caused an increase in reproductive problems. Therefore, experts have studied the...

Male Fertility Gets Boost From Eating Walnuts
2012-08-16 12:01:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently discovered that consuming 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day can heighten semen quality in young men. The paper, published in a recent edition of Biology of Reproduction´s Papers-in-Press, included data that showed that 75 grams of walnuts per day could increase sperm motility, vitality, and morphology of men between the ages of 21 and 35. The team of...

First Genetic Sequence Of Individual Human Sperm
2012-07-20 07:58:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sperm cells can look the same with a similar tadpole appearance. However, the cells showcase differences among the genes. Recently, researchers were able to capture an image of the varieties among genes which they say is particularly helpful in understanding the genome and male fertility. The research is featured in the July 20 edition of Cell, a Cell Press journal. The scientists believe that the methods used could help...

New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Non-Hormonal Contraceptive For Men
2012-05-25 09:27:07

Male contraception may be a possibility thanks in part to a discovery of a new key reproductive gene critical for production of healthy sperm, suggests Scottish scientists credited with the discovery. Researchers from Edinburgh University are hopeful their study, which involved mice, could lead to a new type of male birth control that doesn´t disrupt the production of hormones, something which often causes side effects such as mood swings. The researchers found that a gene known as...

2012-05-23 18:47:58

IDIBELL and Puigvert Foundation researchers detect predictive biomarkers of the fertilizing capacity of sperm donors The study represents a breakthrough in understanding the causes of unexplained infertility The discovery is protected by a patent application which will develop a new diagnostic test independent of seminogram The diagnosis of male fertility is usually performed through the observation of the sperm in the microscope. However, a normal quality semen does not guarantee...

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2012-03-14 09:32:49

A new report in the journal Human Reproduction showcases a study that links fatty, high-carbohydrate diets to lower sperm counts. A better diet that included high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were associated with higher sperm concentration, reports BBC News. The team, led by Prof Jill Attaman from Harvard Medical School in Boston, questioned 99 men about their diet and analyzed sperm samples over the course of four years. Compared with those eating the...


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