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01/10/18

Healthy diets linked to better sperm quality and male fecundability

Nowadays, in order to improve sperm quality and fertility changes, many fertility clinics recommend simple lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity, cognitive behavioural therapy or yoga to reduce stress, give advice on how to reduce alcohol and caffeine intake and provide lists of dietary recommendations. However, there is a lack of a proven scientific evidence regarding the role of diet in determining sperm parameters.

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Nowadays, in order to improve sperm quality and fertility changes, many fertility clinics recommend simple lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity, cognitive behavioural therapy or yoga to reduce stress, give advice on how to reduce alcohol and caffeine intake and provide lists of dietary recommendations. However, there is a lack of a proven scientific evidence regarding the role of diet in determining sperm parameters.

Researchers at the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and the Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute, (Tarragona-Spain) who are also members of the Ciberobn network of the Carlos III Health Institute, have conducted the first systematic review of all observational studies on sperm quality and male fecundability and their relationship with diet, food and nutrient consumption.

According to the researchers, their review has provided a comprehensive overview of existing high-quality research into the effect of diet and the consumption of different foods and nutrients on fecundability and male fertility so that safer and more effective dietary recommendations can be made in the future.

These results highlight the fact that adherence to a healthy diet, e.g. the Mediterranean diet, by men could significantly improve their sperm quality and the fecundity of their partners.

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