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Sperm quality or: you are what you eat.


Previously in: Female diet alters the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb...... it was highlighted that that maternal diet affects the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb of women and thus may aid in the development of nutritional interventions to support the very earliest stages of pregnancy.


On the other side of the gender divide a positive link between greater adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, was significantly associated with higher sperm concentration, total sperm count and sperm motility (1).


So what is the take home from this? Once again it is shown we are all what we eat and that simple lifestyle changes / choices may indeed prove to be that beneficial percentage we are seeking, as outlined in Normozoospermic...theres a word...


Further readings: mediterranean diet, score, semen quality, male fertility, in vitro fertilisation.



Reference: Dimitrios Karayiannis, Meropi D. Kontogianni, Christina Mendorou, Lygeri Douka, Minas Mastrominas, Nikos Yiannakouris, Association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and semen quality parameters in male partners of couples attempting fertility, Human Reproduction, Volume 32, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 215–222, https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dew288


 

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