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Excess weight causes low sperm count and quality

ANI
Published : Sep 22, 2017, 6:00 pm IST
Updated : Sep 22, 2017, 6:00 pm IST

Efforts focusing on male weight loss before conception are warranted for couples seeking infertility treatment.

Obesity was associated with lower volume of semen, sperm count, concentration, and motility, as well as greater sperm defects (Photo: AFP)
 Obesity was associated with lower volume of semen, sperm count, concentration, and motility, as well as greater sperm defects (Photo: AFP)

Washington: Obese men have lower sperm counts and poorerquality sperm than their normal-weight peers, according to a recent study.

The findings of the first report of abnormal sperm parameters in obese men based on computer aided sperm analysis suggest that clinicians may need to factor in paternalobesity prior to assisted reproduction.

 

In the study of 1285 men, obesity was associated with lower volume of semen, sperm count, concentration, and motility, as well as greater sperm defects.

"The health and reproductive performance of spermatozoa in obese men are more likely to be compromised both qualitatively and quantitatively," said lead author DrGottumukkala Ramaraju.

"Results from our present dataset suggest that efforts focusing on male weight loss before conception are warranted for couples seeking infertility treatment," added Ramaraju.

The study is published in journal Andrologia.

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