Dietary fat and male fertility

New research published in the journal Human Reproduction has looked at the relation between dietary fats and quality of semen among men attending a fertility clinic. The findings showed that higher total fat intake was negatively related to total sperm count. 

Men in the highest third of total fat intake had 43% lower total sperm count and 38% lower sperm concentration than men in the lowest third. There was a negative association with saturated fat intake whereas men who had higher intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats had more favorable sperm concentration. This research adds to the growing evidence of a link between diet and fertility.

Check the journal Human Reproduction for further information. 

Posted: 14/03/2012 12:30:49 by Barbara Whelan


 

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