Saturated Fat Reduces Sperm in Men
A preliminary study examined how the consumption of total fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat impacted sperm count and concentration in men. Researchers found that “higher total fat intake was negatively related to total sperm count and concentration.”
In addition, men in the highest third of total fat intake had less than half the total sperm count and less than 40% the sperm concentration of men in the lowest third of total fat intake. Not surprisingly “higher intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats was related to a more favorable sperm morphology (sperm of normal character).” Men in the highest third of omega-3 fatty acids had almost double the sperm morphology than men in the lowest third.
With so much now known about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, it is a wonder that anyone isn’t paying attention to their inclusion in their diet. What you eat can and will impact your life in ways you may not recognize.