Sperm Goes Limp With Fatty Foods While Fish Perks Them Up

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  1. gilaet

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    Men who eat fatty foods may be harming their chances
    for fatherhood, researchers say.

    Sperm samples from almost 100 men on a range of diets
    showed those with the highest total of saturated fat
    intake had lower semen counts and concentrations,
    according to the study published today by the journal
    Human Reproduction. Men who ate more omega-3 fatty
    acids, found in some fish and flax, had a larger amount of
    normal-shaped sperm, scientists said.

    Infertility affects about 15 percent of couples, with men’s
    health linked to the issue 40 percent to 60 percent of the
    time, researchers said. While an earlier study showed an
    association between obesity and fewer healthier sperm,
    today’s analysis looked at types of fats consumed among
    overweight individuals, said Jill Attaman, lead author.

    “This is the first study to demonstrate such an
    association,†Attaman, an assistant professor of obstetrics
    and gynecology at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover,
    New Hampshire, said in an interview.

    The study examined sperm samples and food surveys
    from 99 men, 71 percent of whom were obese or
    overweight, taken from 2006 to 2010 at Massachusetts
    General Hospital Fertility Center in Boston. Participants
    were asked how often in the past year they ate specific
    foods. Men in the top third of fat consumption had 43
    percent fewer sperm and 38 percent lower sperm
    concentration than those in the lowest fat intake group.

    A reduced sperm count and concentration can decrease
    the odds of fertilizing an egg, according to the Mayo Clinic.
    Having normal-shaped sperm, or morphology, is also important.


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    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-13/sperm-goes-limp-with-fatty-foods-while-fish-perks-them-up
     
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    cool thread Kanye :golfclap:
     
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    What about a BK Fish?
     
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    I must have really great sperm then.

    Hey ladies, who wants to make a baby?
     
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    those are mostly sperm, so it fucks up the whole equation.
     
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    I guess Chriza shooting retarded water at this point.
     
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    returned :toptip:
     
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    What if you eat fatty fish?
     
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    Avid followers of the Health & Wellness Forum probably already knew this http://www.dawgsaloon.com/forumdisplay.php/58-Health-amp-Wellness

    Its not only the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish that do it but also the right combination with Omega-6 fatty acids

    Ideal is a ratio of 3:1 or 4:1 for Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids daily

    Various foods falls into this category. Flax seeds freshly ground & Flax seed oil are also excellent

    Walnuts are the best IMHO and the ratio for them is 4:1

    Of course Chriza and Schmoopy will say they prefer each others nuts [​IMG]
     
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    Read the first post.
     
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    nope