Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss
When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a women’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too. Lifestyle factors affecting male fertility include diet, body weight, levels of exercise, stress and use of tobacco and drugs. “There is a growing body of solid scientific data that correlates obesity, poor nutrition status, lack of exercise, smoking and marijuana usage...with decreased semen parameters such as sperm concentration, motility and morphology", Dr. Natan Bar-Chama said. "Implementing lifestyle changes, like losing weight and incorporating more nutrients into one’s diet at least 3 months prior to conception can enhance a male’s fertility significantly."
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