Size May Matter When It Comes To Quality Of Man's Sperm

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    POSTED: 7:34 am EDT October 22, 2004
    PHILADELPHIA -- Two new studies warn of the effect your weight may have on your ability to reproduce.

    Danish researchers found that overweight men are more likely to have poor sperm quality. They also warn that being too thin also seems to cause problems.

    The researchers considered factors like sperm counts and concentration, along with hormone levels and weight. There's also further evidence that weight can affect the reproductive health of women.


    Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston have confirmed that obese women are less likely to become pregnant even if they've been implanted with embryos fertilized outside the womb.

    The women's study was presented this week at a medical conference. The study on sperm appears in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I believe this was posted yesterday... but still fascinating
     
  3. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hopefully the research will help to advance fertility treatment. Just scientific proof why men have be attracted to certain body types throughout the ages.
     
  4. Colonel Panik macrumors regular

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    Can you post the original link?

    (Nice comment about the scientific proof!)
     
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    In many ways it shows that nature take matters in its own hands. Survival of the fittest....
     
  6. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I saw this story on NBC about 1 year ago. But, it is interesting. Glad, I lost 45 lbs. :cool:
     
  7. brap macrumors 68000

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    NEWSFLASH: Healthy people have higher fertility!

    Like, woah.
     
  8. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I don't have to worry about my ... ;)
    I just got the results of my yearly general test :cool:
     
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    So being fat is nature's own contraceptive in more than one way then....
     
  10. Punani macrumors regular

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    This isn't quite as bad as the "Caffeine is addictive" story last month just so they had enough justification to add caffeine addiction to the DSM.

    I wonder why they need to use research money on this.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Your yearly exams must be much more complete than they are here in the States.... ;)
     

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