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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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New discovery shows how men may contribute to infertility

A new study at the University of Toledo shows that a father donates not one, but two centrioles through the sperm during fertilization, and the newly discovered sperm structure may contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects. The centriole is … 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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New 3-D imaging technique could improve fertility treatments

A new imaging technique called cryogenic electron tomography, or cryo-ET, can capture sperm cells in 3-D. A study published in Scientific Reports reports finding a structure at the tip of the sperm tail, which has never been seen before, that could reveal … Continue reading

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Quiet bedrooms lead to healthier sperm, study finds

Listen up, men: For stronger, healthier sperm, keep your bedroom quiet. A study in the journal Environmental Pollution found that men who slept where the noise level was often higher than the noise of a suburban neighborhood had worse fertility than … Continue reading

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When will sperm succeed? A new test may find out

Researchers have discovered a way to determine if a couple should skip less-invasive treatments and go straight to assisted reproductive technology (ART), in which eggs are combined with sperm in the laboratory to achieve fertilization. A new test can detect … Continue reading

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Guys, eat your organic fruits and veggies!

Sperm, it appears, prefer organic produce. According to a new study in the journal Human Reproduction, men who eat fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues have a lower percentage of normal sperm, compared with those who eat food … Continue reading

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Work affects male fertility

Working in a physically demanding job may undermine a man’s fertility, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Stanford University. The study is the first to examine the relationships between workplace exertion, health and … Continue reading

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