Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production, finds study

Obese men hoping to sire children - beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production, finds studyWhile many facts are involved in the underlying cause of obesity-related male hypogonadism, Flinders University and UniSA researchers have found that a high fat intake from fast food meals has a decisive negative effect on a man’s serum testosterone levels. Their investigation into the impact of dietary fat on testicular endocrine function showed some alarming […]

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists say. A dietary supplement containing lycopene - a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour - has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements to their size and shape and swimming capabilities

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns study

A new study confirms that weight affects men’s fertility, highlighting that those who are overweight are at a higher risk of infertility

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns studyDiet should be one of the main priorities of men. That is a call highlighted in a new study that confirmed the negative impact of being overweight in a man’s fertility. Over the past years, health experts have been warning about the potential link between extra fat and fertility problems. More and more men have […]

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring

Experts at Asian Heart Institute talk about the transference of not just the father’s DNA but his health to the offspring. Women’s health has long been known to affect her baby’s health both prior to and at the time of pregnancy. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that pre-conception health of fathers can also affect the pregnancy and the baby

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring  As per a recent Lancet study the health of both women and men, before they even conceive a child, can have profound impacts on the health of their offspring – such as birth weight and brain development. “While the changing trends in society have taken a turn where fathers are now taking up roles […]

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm quality

For men struggling with infertility, the solution could be as simple as a daily yoga routine. A new study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) shows that such a routine can significantly improve sperm quality

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm qualityPractising yoga daily can help improve sperm quality in a significant way, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. The quality of genetic components in sperm are vital for birth of a healthy offspring, said Dr Rima Dada, […]

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds study

Men who wear boxers most of the time may be more fertile than those who opt for jockeys and briefs, a new study suggests

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds studyWearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in the US, boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men […]

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm quality

Grazing on nuts may boost men’s fertility, according to doctors who found that a daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts increased the number and quality of the sperm men produced

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm qualityMen who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable ‘swimmers’, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet. Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet […]

Smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy

According to a study, the new technology – consisting of an external accessory in which sperm samples are inserted and an app that analyses them – could make testing as straightforward as a home pregnancy test, the scientists say

Smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracyA new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man’s semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed. The new technology — consisting of an external accessory in which sperm samples are inserted and an app that analyses them — could make testing as straightforward as a home […]