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Birth defect predicts infertility, cancer in adult males

Medical researchers are urging greater compliance with guidelines recommending surgery for undescended testes (UDT) before 18 months of age following new evidence that UDT more than doubles the risk of testicular cancer and increases infertility in adult males. Led by … Continue reading

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Father’s diet could affect sperm quality, long-term health of offspring

New research has shown that a lack of protein in a father’s diet affects sperm quality, which can have a direct impact on the long-term health of their offspring. Researchers published a report in PNAS showing that both sperm and the fluid … Continue reading

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Boxers or briefs? The choice may affect male fertility

Men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentrations than men who wear tighter fitting underwear, according to new research published in Human Reproduction. The researchers also found that boxer shorts-wearing men had lower levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), compared to … Continue reading

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Can antioxidant supplements improve sperm quality?

It appears not. Despite many study results suggesting that antioxidants have a positive effect on abnormal sperm parameters associated with male infertility, a large US clinical trial of 174 couples has found that an antioxidant formulation taken daily by the … Continue reading

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Eating nuts can improve male fertility, study finds

The inclusion of nuts in a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, according to results of a randomized trial. The findings, say the investigators, “support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality.” … Continue reading

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During Men’s Health Month, learn about male infertility

Many people think that infertility in a couple is most likely due to a female issue, but that is not the case. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, about half of all cases of infertility involve an element … Continue reading

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A woman’s guide to Men’s Health Week

This week is Men’s Health Week, so what does men’s health have to do with women? Plenty, says the Men’s Health Network: “Men’s health issues don’t affect only men; they have a significant impsact on everyone around them. And because … Continue reading

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Male depression may lower fertility odds in couples

Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the … Continue reading

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Prenatal exposure to plasticizer may harm future male fertility

Scientists have noted a substantial drop in male fertility in recent decades. A new study in mice suggests a possible cause. Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the drop in sperm counts … Continue reading

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Study links low sperm count to other health problems

A man’s semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for fertility evaluation. “Our study clearly shows that low sperm count … Continue reading

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