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Can Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 0 comments

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It is estimated that around 70 million couples are affected by infertility; between one-third and one-half of these cases are thought to be due to poor semen quality in men. Many theories about why there are so many men with sperm quality problems exist: unhealthy lifestyles, pollution and Western-style diets are just a few.

Wendie Robbins of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her colleagues set out to test the diet theory. They did so by asking a group of men to incorporate walnuts into their daily diet. The findings on their study may be of some interest to couples struggling with fertility.

For the small study, researchers recruited two groups of men. The first group, which included a total of 58 healthy men, was asked to avoid eating tree nuts of any kind for 12 weeks. The second group, which included 59 men who were also healthy, was asked to add 75 grams of walnuts per day to their diet. This amount was chosen because other studies had suggested that this is enough to change lipid levels in the blood without causing weight gain.

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