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Fish Consumption Increases Sperm Count

Posted October 15, 2013

Bacon and other processed meats decrease the sperm count whereas fish improves the sperm count, says study. For the Harvard University study, researchers questioned 156 men, who were having trouble conceiving a baby with their partners, regarding their diet and the size and shape of their sperm, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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Zinc, D-Aspartate, and Coenzyme Q10 Exert a Direct Protective Effect on Human Sperm Motility, Lipid Peroxidation and DNA Fragmentation

Posted September 18, 2013

In a study involving 44 patients (23-30 years of age), out of which 24 were normospermic and 20 were oligospermic, in vitro treatment with zinc, D-aspartate and coenzyme Q10 were found to be associated with total and progressive sperm motility maintenance in both normo and oligospermic samples, as compared to a decrease in those parameters in sperm samples incubated in a medium alone, and furthermore, increases in DNA fragmentation and lipid peroxidation were found in the spermatozoa treated with the zinc, D-aspartate and coenzyme Q10 as well.

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L-Carnitine Improves Sperm Motility and Vitality

Posted August 3, 2013

In a study involving 22 male infertile patients, the effects of l-carnitine applied to sperm samples during cyropreservation (a process that influences reproductive outcomes in assisted reproductive outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies, but that significantly decreases sperm quality) as compared to sperm cyropreserved without L-carnitine, was examined.

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Natural aids for men who want to become fathers

Posted January 7, 2013

FORTY years ago, couples didn’t have to wonder whether they were going to be able to conceive a baby. Fertility problems were almost unheard of. Now, the problem is so widespread that if fertility rates continue to drop at the current rate, the world’s fertility will fall below the global replacement rate in the next 10 to 40 years.

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Antioxidant Nutritional Supplement including Carnitines May Improve Sperm

Posted December 18, 2012

An open-label study involving 114 infertile men diagnosed with idiopathic astenoteratozoospermia for 18 months or longer found that a nutritional supplement may improve important parameters of sperm count.

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Green tea extract shows potential sperm benefits: Lab study

Posted November 19, 2012

Extracts from green tea may boost the quality of sperm, says a new study from Italy, but there too much of the extract may confer a negative effect.

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Greater Miconutrient Intake May Improve Sperm DNA

Posted October 3, 2012

A survey of micronutrient intake (vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, and folate) among 80 nonsmoking men aged 22 to 80 years with no reported fertility problems demonstrated that those with the highest intake of vitamin C had approximately 16% less sperm DNA damage than those with the lowest intake. Similar findings were noted for vitamin E, folate, and zinc, but not for beta-carotene, according to findings published online in Fertility and Sterility.

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Nutrient Intake Reduces Sperm DNA Damage in Older Men

Posted August 31, 2012

Older men who consume higher amounts of certain micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc have less DNA damage to their sperm, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Fertility and Sterility.

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Walnuts Appear to Improve Semen Quality in Healthy Men

Posted August 29, 2012

The daily addition of 75 g of whole-shelled walnuts to a typical Western-style diet appears to have positive effects on the vitality, morphology, and motility of sperm in healthy men, according to the findings of a randomized, parallel, 2-group, dietary intervention trial.

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Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men’s Sperm Stay Healthy

Posted August 29, 2012

A diet that contains high amounts of certain vitamins and minerals is associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men, researchers say. In a study of 80 healthy men, aged 22 to 80, investigators found that those older than 44 who consumed the most vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and folate had 20 percent less sperm DNA damage than those who consumed the lowest amounts of these so-called “micronutrients.”

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