High-fat diets impair males’ ability to make healthy sperm

Men who are obese tend to have lower testosterone levels.  New work in mice (not necessarily the same as men) suggests that a high fat diet producing obesity causes:

  • The percentage of motile spermatozoa was decreased
  • Sperm DNA damage was also increased
  • The number of sperm bound to each oocyte was significantly lower
  • significantly lower fertilization rates

In honor of James Brown, fellas, let’s keep it workin’!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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