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New computational method could aid in male infertility treatment

Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body. The work will immediately apply to male infertility. The discovery, published in the journal eLife, will be useful in discerning … Continue reading

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Marijuana impairs male fertility, study finds

“Marijuana is the most consumed illicit drug in the world, with approximately 200 million users, considered by many as an inoffensive and relaxing habit,” the authors of a recent study in the Journal of Urology write. They wanted to study … Continue reading

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Duration of infertility linked to poor sperm quality, study finds

The longer a man is infertile, the lower his sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm. That’s the conclusion in a BJU International study of 1,644 infertile men. Older age and higher body mass index were associated with a longer duration … Continue reading

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Researchers ID supplements that may improve sperm quality and fertility

Researchers in Spain and Mexico recently carried out the most extensive and systematic review to date of randomized clinical studies into the effects of different nutrients and dietary supplements on sperm quality and male fertility. After qualitatively analyzing the results … Continue reading

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Study: Children of men who smoke have 50% less sperm

Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time … Continue reading

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New test measures male fertility more accurately, researchers claim

At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test is able to measure male fertility, according to researchers at Cornell University. The proprietary Cap-Score Male Fertility Assay is based on … Continue reading

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High-fat diet impairs male fertility, study finds

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, has found that male mice who were fed a high-fat diet experienced neuroinflammation, or activation of the immune system’s response in the brain. They also showed low testosterone and reduced sperm count. Female … Continue reading

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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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