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The Impact of Diet on Sperm Parameters

by Dr. Susan Sarajari

Two studies presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Florida showed a possible link between semen parameters and diet.

The first study, conducted by a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Rochester and University of Murcia in Spain, showed that sperm motility, but not morphology or concentration, was increased in those men who adhered to a diet high in intake of fish, vegetables and whole grains, as compared to those men who followed a diet with high intake of red meat and refined grains.The second study, done at the Fertility Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, showed that a high intake of trans fats was associated with a lower sperm concentration.

These studies indicate that there might be a link between a good diet and male fertility.

“Better Diet Equals Better Sperm”. 20-October, 2011. http//:www.medicalnews.com/articles/236316.php.