Can sperm count be related to your diet?

Today, we often forget (or ignore) how food affects our health. Food is fuel and there is something to the adage, “you are what you eat.” Our food provides important vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are needed for our bodily processes to work correctly. Food intake has been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, …

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Obesity Directly Effects Fertility

It may be hard to believe, but right now, there are more people in the world that are overweight than underweight. If the trend continues, it may have a negative global impact on fertility rates. Some studies suggest that obesity should be considered a cause of infertility as it contributes to reduced semen quality, erectile …

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Cannabis Can Significantly Lower Sperm Count

With cannabis becoming more available for both recreational and medicinal use, research on the effects of cannabis is becoming much more common. More than half of all states have legalized the use of cannabis medicinally and ten states allow recreational use. The possibility of legalization in New York State seems more likely by the day. …

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To Increase Fertility, Go Nuts!

A recent study has shown that including nuts in a regular western diet significantly improves fertility in men by improving the quality and function of sperm.  The duration of the randomized trial was 14-weeks, and was comprised of young healthy men between the ages of 18-35 years-old.  The intervention group added 60 grams, or about …

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For Men, Exercise is Key to Increasing Fertility

A comprehensive randomized control study that came out earlier this year suggests that engaging in moderate aerobic exercise can significantly increase male fertility rates in previously infertile men.  The study was conducted over a 24-week intervention period, with both exercise and non-exercise groups being physically similar in terms of body composition, semen quality, markers of …

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