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Saturated fats tied to falling sperm counts in Danes: study

Saturated fats tied to falling sperm counts in Danes: study

Reuters – 9 hours ago

- Saturated fats, like those found in rich cheeses and meats, may do more than weigh men down after a meal - a Danish study also links them to dwindling sperm counts.

Researchers, whose report appeared in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that young Danish men who ate the most saturated fats had a 38 percent lower concentration of sperm, and 41 percent lower sperm counts in their semen, than those who ate the least fat.

"We cannot say that it has a causal effect, but I think other studies have shown that saturated fat intake has shown a connection to other problems and now also for sperm count," said Tina Jensen, the study's lead author from Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Danish capital.

The research is not the first to connect diet and other lifestyle factors to sperm production and quality. In 2011, Brazilian researchers found that eating more grains - such as wheat, oats or barley - was associated with improved sperm concentration and mobility, and fruit was also linked to a speed and agility boost in sperm.

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thanks for that emalvini

I think I remember the reply of the native woman when asked by Dr Weston A. Price, "why do you eat that way". Her diet contained much saturated fat. Her reply was " so we can make perfect babies".



Firstly, I eat more saturated fat in the form of bacon and dark meat chicken with the skin on than anyone I know. Wife and I will be having a baby in May.

Secondly, this news report, along with this study is straight up misinformation.

Wheat, in modern, less active humans, will make you obese. We all know folks that eat fat free everything but never seem to lose a pound. Wheat foods are dense with calories but light on nutrients.

If this report was true we probably would have been extinct long ago since many tribes and people had diets high in sat fats. I highly recommend watching the documentary "FATHEAD", which is about a guy who loses weight while eating fatty fast foods or reading the work of Gary Taubes or Mark Sisson.

I have a theory that it is in the best interest of the folks in charge that we remain fat and out of shape. The easiest way to lose weight is to cut carbs and add fat. I lost 75lbs this way and I'm in the best shape of my life. I would have done this to start with but I believed all the wheat bread nonsense and tried to lose weight for years by cutting calories and eating US Food pyramid style.

yo guymontag

You are correct. IMHO. Here is another theory for you. We inherit our mother's & father's nutritional status on conception. Now there are ways around poor parent nutrition but is challenging when we are fed at the dinner table by the same mother that fed us in the womb.

So my hat is off to new, thinking mothers & fathers that have greater concern for the unborn than for a few minutes of junk food giggles. Multiplied by a million times.

If I had to do it all over again I would not have married a democrat, pasta/bread junkie that couldn't get pregnant and then divorced us. The good news? We adopted two beautiful infants now 15 & 17 that I get to father everyday & that fathering includes warning them of junk food and junk governments.


Well, it beats a vascectomy.

I'd be more concerned about what it does to your heart and arteries.

Babies are like puppies. They are cute, but crap too much.

What about

Vigorous exercise, not smoking, eating red meats, and spending the winter months in the hills/mountains and reading books on liberty?


Several mineral tied to sperm production

Where subject mineral sufficient? 990% of Amercians aren't.

Cholesterol needed to make testosterone and zinc used to convert cholesterol to testosterone. Were these level in range. Could be that the young men spent all their inc watching Danish films.

This wasn't a clinical study. The team had an agenda.

Thanks for posting but this looks like pseudo-science.

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