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Digest - The Man Edition: Sperm Counts, Sexual Issues, and Strength

Posted Jul 28 2008 5:08am

Your Little Swimmers: Not Helped By Obesity Or Soy

Your Little Swimmers: Not Helped By Obesity Or Soy

Given that I’m traveling this week, I won’t have time to put together any big posts. In the meantime, enjoy some articles that I’ve been backlogging.

Is it Darwin at work?Obese Men Have Less Semen, More Sperm Abnormalities

…said that his research had shown that men with a higher body mass index (BMI) had lower volumes of seminal fluid and a higher proportion of abnormal sperm.


“Other studies have suggested an association between male obesity and increased DNA damage in the sperm, which can be associated with reduced fertility as well,” said Dr. Shayeb.

I wonder if that cuts down on vegan reproduction.Soy foods are associated with lower sperm concentrations

Men who eat an average ofhalf a serving of soy food a day[my emphasis] have lower concentrations of sperm than men who do not eat soy foods, according to research published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal, Human Reproduction, today (Thursday 24 July). The association was particularly marked in men who were overweight or obese, the study found.

Male Cyclists Risk Sexual Problems If They Don’t Choose The Right Bike

Men who cycle a lot can also experience changes to their sperm function, because of the excessive heat generated in the pelvic area. No general link between cycling and male infertility has been established, but it is still recognised as a possible side effect and has been noted in a number of male cyclists.

Get stronger, live longer.Association between muscular strength and mortality in men

Muscular strength is inversely and independently associated with death from all causes and cancer in men, even after adjusting for cardiorespiratory fitness and other potential confounders.

So basically, you need to watch out if you’re an obese soy-eating bike rider.

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