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  • Study: Eating Bacon Lowers Sperm Quality

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    Eating bacon can significantly lower a man’s sperm quality, Medical Daily reported.

    In a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, researchers from Harvard University gathered data from 156 men who were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVR) with a partner. Each couple was asked questions about their diet, including how often they consumed processed meat, red meat, white meat, poultry, and fish.

    Overall, men who consumed more than half a portion of processed meats such as bacon each day had significantly lower levels of “normal” sperm, compared to men who ate less than half a portion of processed meats per day.

    Additionally, the researchers also discovered that some foods seemed to increase sperm quality.

    “We found the effect of processed meat intake lowered quality, and fish raised quality,” said study author Dr. Myriam Afeiche, from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

    However, some health professionals have expressed …

    The intake of processed meat with the size and shape of their sperm. This may be a real effect, but the study is small and that by accurately measuring sperm size and shape in the laboratory is fraught with error. However, it is already known that high intake of processed meat is linked to other health issues and so advising men to limit their intake of processed food may improve their health generally as well as possibly be good for their fertility.

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