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Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in Sweden, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, published in PLOS … Continue reading

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Study shows that diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in Sweden, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has … Continue reading

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Dietary supplement from tomatoes may boost sperm quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield, in England. The discovery could transform the outlook for men with fertility problems and … Continue reading

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Study touts benefits of Mediterranean diet while pregnant for children

The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts. This healthy diet pattern has been associated with lower obesity and cardiometabolic risk in adults, but few studies have focused on children. A … 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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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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To conceive quicker, kick the fast food habit

Most people know that eating a healthy diet is important during pregnancy, but a new study says that a healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy. Eating too much fast food, researchers found, can increase the time it takes … Continue reading

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Zinc deficiency may harm egg development, study finds

Ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. … Continue reading

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A soda a day could keep pregnancy away

The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years. Much of that increase comes from higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, which constitute approximately one-third of the total added sugar consumption in the … Continue reading

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Study shows Mediterranean diet linked to IVF success

New research has found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers … Continue reading

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