Guys Need to Get Healthy for IVF, Too
If you’re preparing for an IVF treatment, tell your partner to lay off the red meat, booze and extra-large coffees. According to MSNBC new study in Brazil’s Fertility and Sterility journal suggests that sperm quality is negatively influenced by body mass index (BMI), alcohol consumption and smoking habit. The quality is positively influenced by healthy consumption of fruits and grains.
Researchers analyzed the eating, smoking and drinking habits of 250 men undergoing fertility treatments (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) with their partners. Each man gave a semen sample which was analyzed as well. Successful IVF treatments were found in 3/4 of the group. The study showed that men who were overweight and drank alcohol had lower sperm counts and motility. Smoking negatively affected motility and caffeine and alcohol lowered the chances of fertilization. Also, red meat lowered the chances of embryo implantation and pregnancy.
Will you force your partner to eat healthy now? What do you think of this study?
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