Latest Semen quality Stories

2009-06-15 17:49:41

Men who aspire to fatherhood may need to start changing how they use laptops, a U.S. reproductive specialist warns. Dr. Suzanne Kavic of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., near Chicago, says excessive laptop use has been linked to male infertility. Laptops are becoming increasingly common among young men wired into to the latest technology, Kavic says in statement. However, the heat generated from laptops can impact sperm production and development...

2009-06-09 15:25:00

New research from Spain shows that men who eat healthier diets might also have healthier sperm."A healthy, well-balanced diet is not just important for preventing diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension, but it may be useful for preserving or improving your reproductive health too," Dr. Jaime Mendiola of the University of Murcia, the lead researcher on the study, told Reuters Health via e-mail.Mendiola and his team noted in the journal Fertility and Sterility that studies...

2009-06-09 00:31:50

Semen quality depends on quantity of anti-oxidants from fruit and vegetables, researchers in Spain said. Our previous research study, published in March, showed that men who eat large amounts of meat and full fat dairy products have lower seminal quality than those who eat more fruit, vegetables and reduced fat dairy products, lead author Jaime Mendiola of the University of Murcia said in a statement. In this study, we have found that people who consume more fruits and vegetables are...

2009-06-02 09:52:49

Low antioxidant intake is associated with low reproductive capacity in semen. This is the finding of a new study carried out in two infertility centres in Alicante and Murcia, and which has been published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility."Our previous research study, published in March, showed that men who eat large amounts of meat and full fat dairy products have lower seminal quality than those who eat more fruit, vegetables and reduced fat dairy products. In this study, we...

2009-04-16 06:45:00

A small study conducted in Spain suggests that men who consume large amounts of animal fats as part of their daily diet "“ particularly processed meats and full-fat dairy foods "“ may be at a higher risk for infertility than their counterparts who eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. The study examined 61 Spanish men who were seeking professional fertility counseling.  Among the participants, some 50 percent suffered from a below average sperm...

2009-04-03 13:35:00

Researchers have uncovered a genetic abnormality that could lead them one step closer to developing a male contraceptive pill.Researchers at the University of Iowa reported their findings in the American Journal of Human Genetics online.Female contraceptives were developed more than 40 years ago, but no similar approach has been developed for males although surveys conducted in by the Medical Research Council Reproductive Biology Unit in the United Kingdom, revealed that men would be willing...

2009-02-24 08:22:18

Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Testicular germ cell cancer, the most common cancer among young men in industrialized countries, has become even more prevalent during the last 30 to 50 years, according to background information in the article. There is evidence that semen quality and male fertility have also declined during...

2009-01-19 16:10:34

Scientists have developed a ground-breaking method for testing the quality of a sperm before it is used in IVF and increase the chances of conception. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), have created a way of chemically "Ëœfingerprinting' individual sperm to give an indication of quality. Scientists can then consider whether the sperm is healthy enough to be used to fertilize an egg as part of an IVF...

2008-12-31 07:40:00

Size really does matter when it comes to sperm count, according to new research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The study found obese men are more than three times as likely to have low sperm counts compared with their normal-weight peers. The heaviest men were also at triple the risk of having sperm that swim forward in a straight line, said Dr. Ahmad O. Hammoud of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. "There is a strong relationship between overweight and obesity and...

2008-12-09 08:00:00

New research shows intelligent men produce a higher quality sperm, but scientists said women having problems conceiving shouldn't question their partner's intelligence. The new research is published in the journal Intelligence. Lead researcher Rosalind Arden of Kings College London said men who aren't the sharpest tool in the shed should not worry about their ability to father children. "This is scientifically interesting, but unimportant in terms of people's likelihood of conception or...

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