We already know that a healthy diet is an important factor in a woman’s fertility. Now, new research published in the journal, Human Reproduction, has found a connection between a high-fat diet and poor sperm quality.
Between 2006 and 2012, 99 men were questioned about their diet while having samples of their sperm analyzed. The men were also divided into three groups according to the amount of fat in their diet. Those in the group with the highest fat intake had a 43 percent lower total sperm count and a 38 percent lower sperm concentration than the men in the group with the least amount of fat in their diet.
Specifically, saturated fats had the greatest impact on reducing semen quality, while higher consumption of omega-3 fats actually resulted in more correctly formed sperm.
According to The Globe and Mail, this study is the first to identify a relationship between dietary fat and the quality of a man’s semen.
What have you changed about your diet to increase your chances of conceiving?