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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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Research: Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

With more and more couples seeking assistance to conceive, the steps required for fertilization are being put under the microscope to identify factors that could enhance fertility. In a study published in the journal PNAS, a team led by researchers … Continue reading

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Zinc and folic acid supplements don’t help male fertility, study finds

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other … 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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NY Times: ‘Male infertility—what to know and how to cope’

“Infertility is largely thought of as a woman’s issue, but male infertility can affect at least one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive,” The New York Times reported recently. An article in their Parenting section states, “As with female … 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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Moon news: Sperm remain viable in outer space

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and humankind’s first steps on the moon, we present this interesting—if still impractical—bit of news, from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE): Those who see the colonization of space … 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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New sperm analysis tool may help male fertility testing

A new way of analyzing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing. The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, which provides vital information for … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes can improve male fertility: CNN

Women are often the focus when a couple has trouble getting pregnant, but men are the primary reason for infertility in up to half of all cases. Male fertility problems include low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and low testosterone levels. … Continue reading

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