Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertility

Burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks impact testicular function in young men, new research suggests. Specifically, the sperm counts for men who typically eat "Western" meals of high-fat foods were 25.6 million lower, on average, than the counts of men noshing on fish, chicken, fruits, vegetables and other more "prudent" foods, a new Harvard study found

Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertilityA new study found that western diets were associated with low sperm count. The findings support prior research indicating that a healthy diet leads to healthy sperm. However, claims that the damage is permanent isn’t proven. According to some reports, eating junk food in adolescence could irreversibly damage sperm. Here’s why you’re reading the alarmist […]

Junk food’s immediate impact on your cells revealed by scientists

A University of Illinois team analysed how much exposure to junk food is needed before cells see an impact. They used state-of-the-art scanning techniques to look at the impact on human cells. Junk food caused the cell membrane to immediately stiffen and thicken compared to those not given lipoproteins

Junk food’s immediate impact on your cells revealed by scientistsSlipping out of your diet into a junk food rut has a near-immediate impact on blood vessels at the cellular level, alarming new research has found. Eating burgers, pizzas and sausage rolls over a short period can trigger hardening of the arteries, by rapidly changing their structure, warn scientists. The condition, known as atherosclerosis, is […]

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of ‘ultra-processed’ foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed foodThis includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

Eating out can increase exposure to toxic chemicals, reveals study

Phthalates can pose risks to pregnant women and children and disrupt male hormones like testosterone. They have also been linked to learning and behaviour problems in older children, as well as birth defects in boys. Exposure to then can causes all sorts of ailments including reduced semen quality, diabetes, lower IQ and cancer

Eating out can increase exposure to toxic chemicals, reveals studyEating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic, a study has found. Researchers investigating levels of phthalates in the human body, which have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and fertility issues in the past few […]