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Male infertility often associated with overweight & obesity

This 2010 overview from the Assisted Conception Unit in Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital in London outlined that there are no clear treatments for male infertility other than increasing testosterone or suppressing oestrogen levels – which do have a measurable impact. However, they also point to the large amount of studies showing that infertile men are more likely to be overweight (20% more likely when BMI is 25 to 30) or obese (36% more likely than normal weight men). And they also referenced a study of young Danish soldiers which showed that overweight and obese young men had a 21% lower sperm count and higher numbers of abnormal or damaged sperm. 

1. Vivian Rittenberg & Tarek El-Toukhy ‘Medical Treatment of Male Infertility’ Human Fertility, December 2010; 13(4): 208–216


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