Items tagged as: sperm

Dietary supplements do not improve fertility in men

Taking folic acid and zinc supplements does not improve men’s sperm quality or increase the likelihood of their partners getting pregnant, according to a large study of couples seeking infertility treatment published in JAMA (doi:10.1001/jama.2019.18714).
In the study, the men in 2370 couples attending infertility centres …

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Sperm counts falling

Sperm counts fell by 60 per cent between 1971 and 2011 in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, according to research published in Human Reproduction Update. 
The research reviewed 185 papers on sperm counts published over this period. According to lead researcher Dr Hagai Levine, …

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