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Want to be parents? Men, drop that Double Down

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Want to be parents? Men, drop that Double DownMen who are ready for offspring may want to ditch the hot dogs, chips and bacon double cheeseburgers. And never mind pork rinds.

Saturated fats can be harmful to sperm, a new study suggests.

So-called “bad” fats lowered both sperm count and quality, researchers found. But men whose diets were rich in omega-3 fatty acids – “good” fats found in fish and plant oils – had more swimmers, Time reports.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption LossHannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
-- In this warm and well-researched guide, author and caregiver Barbara Deane deals comprehensively with the many challenges of caring for an aging parent or relative. By combining insights gleaned from her own experiences, interviews with experts, testimonial from other struggling caregivers, and helpful reference lists, Deane furnishes the emotional support and practical advice caregivers need to provide good care-and keep from burning out in the process.

Jennifer Saake and her husband, Rick, are the founders of Hannah's Prayer Ministries (www.hannah.org), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help women who are infertile or have suffered miscarriage or adoption loss. Since their infertility battle began in 1992, the Saakes have lost ten children via miscarriages and failed adoption attempts and have been blessed with two living miracles.



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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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