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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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Scientists create ‘digital roadmap’ to unlock male infertility

Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research led by scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort … 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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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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