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Male Fertility And Fatty Foods

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Male Fertility And Fatty Foods
According to a recent study published in the journal of Human Reproduction (March 14th, 2012), the amount and type of fatty foods consumed, plays an important role in determining semen count and quality.

The 4 year long study, involved a collaboration between Jill Attaman, (Clinical and Research Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School at the time of the research), and her colleagues.

The researchers analyzed semen samples of 99 men and had the men fill out questionnaires regarding their diets; they also measured seminal plasma and fatty acid levels in the sperm of 23 of the 99 men. The men were divided into three separate groups, based upon the amount of fat that they consumed.

The men in the group with the highest fat intake had a 43% lower total sperm count and a 38% lower sperm concentration than the men in the group with the lowest dietary fat intake.

According to this study, the consumption of saturated fat does indeed contribute to infertility. In fact, the researchers found that the amount of saturated fats consumed had the biggest influence on overall semen quality. More specifically, the men with the highest consumption of saturated fats had a 35% lower total sperm count and a 38% lower sperm concentration, then the men who consumed the least. “The magnitude of the association is quite dramatic and provides further support for the health efforts to limit consumption of saturated fat given their relation with other health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease,” stated Professor Attaman.

CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says “In the meantime, if men make changes to their diets so as to reduce the amount of saturated fat they eat it could really do wonders for not only fertility, but general health as well.”

SOURCE: “Oxford Journal Human Reproduction” Dietary fat and semen quality among men attending a fertility clinic, March 2012

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