Sperm Goes Limp With Fatty Foods While Fish Perks Them Up, Harvard Medical School Study Finds

Published: Mar 14, 2012

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.

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