The researchers studied nearly 3,000 men between the ages of 18 and 20, and found that vegetarians and vegans, and people with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish had a significantly higher number of sperm than those on a “Western diet” of processed meats and junk food.
Pizza, candy, chips, and other processed, high-fat foods that can lead to permanent damage to the sperm, according to a new study from the at Harvard University.
The researchers studied nearly 3,000 men between the ages of 18 and 20, and found that vegetarians and vegans, and people with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish had a significantly higher number of sperm than those on a “Western diet” of processed meats and junk food. The results will be presented this week at the annual European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Vienna, austria.
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“It is almost certain that this is an effect that people have better diets, take more anti-oxidants,” the fertility expert, Professor Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield, says The Independent. “Pizza, chips, red meats, we know that the levels of oxidative stress are going up, and that is bad for sperm.”
The Harvard researchers believe that the news will get rid of the ego, where it hurts.
Lead study author, Dr. Jorge Chavarro, tells the UK’s Telegraph, “You’d be surprised to see how vulnerable the young men are those things that can have an impact on the number of sperm cells, because it is a simple measure of manhood.”
The world health organization considers a normal sperm count include 39 million sperm per ejaculate. The subjects who ate a Western diet were found to have been 25.6 million sperm cells, each one of the subjects to the best of us.
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The researchers are of the opinion that processed food products harm the health of the sperm-producing cells, or Sertoli cells. And even though the food is better, and can improve the health of the sperm after a certain period of time, Sertoli cells may not be recovered, which means that even if you eat better later in life, the bad habits early, you can do irreversible damage to sperm production.
Male infertility has skyrocketed over the past 15 years, according to one of 2018 and beyond study, which is reported to be declining sperm samples from the united states and Spain.
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