Tag Archives: male fertility

Quiet bedroom= stronger sperm

Written on August 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Last week Dr Amin blogged here that a new analysis published in the journal, Human Reproduction Update, is showing that the sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have markedly declined in the past 40 years.

If you or your partner has a marginal sperm count, here is something simple that could make a …

Caffeine May Affect Male Fertility

Written on July 2, 2017 at 9:54 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study is showing that excessive caffeine intake may affect male fertility.  The study by Italian researchers, published in Nutrition Journal, showed that increased caffeine intake may affect male reproductive function, possibly through sperm DNA damage.

The study compiled data from approximately 20,000 males involved in 28 previous research studies that looked at the relationship between male coffee/caffeine …

Male Fertility Testing At Home

Written on March 30, 2017 at 11:51 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new smartphone device may allow men to test their fertility at home.  Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are developing a smartphone accessory and app that can determine sperm count and motility with reported accuracy of up to 98%.

The test comes in the form of a disposable kit that uses hardware and software technology.  …

What Men Can Do to Improve Their Fertility

Written on March 2, 2017 at 9:36 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study found that eating walnuts may improve sperm quality.  This animal study on mice supports a previous 2012 study, which showed that men who added 75 gram (2.5 ounces) of walnuts per day to their diets had improved sperm vitality, motility, and morphology compared to men who did not.  The benefits of walnuts likely comes from the high …

Prescription Medications Can Adversely Affect Male Fertility

Written on December 17, 2016 at 10:39 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Prescription medications can adversely affect male fertility.

Researchers at Stanford determined that certain classes of antihypertensive medications have a deleterious effect on male fertility. Using a national database of insurance claims filed in the US for patients with employer-provided coverage, they extracted data on men who had taken antihypertensive drugs, whose diagnosis or treatment codes suggested infertility. They compared the …

Correlation Found Between Heavy Cellphone Use and Male Infertility

Written on February 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

The bottom line: Don’t talk on your mobile while it’s charging and never use it within 50cm of your groin and you shouldn’t keep your cellphone in your pants pocket.

A groundbreaking study done in Israel, albeit on a very small sample group, has found a stark correlation between sperm abnormalities and cellphone use. The main dangers are using it …

Focusing on male fertility

Written on June 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article on the impact on male fertility on slate.com draws attention to the increasing male factor in infertile couples.

Male fertility is a new epidemic, at least if you’ve seen the news coverage. This burgeoning crisis seems to be related to the effects of age, inspiring headlines such as: “Men Also Suffer Age-Related Infertility,” “Too Old to Be a …

The Decline in Male Fertility

Written on July 16, 2013 at 9:21 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

I have been noticing it for the past ten years: the sperm parameters in otherwise healthy men have been declining. In fact, the World Health Organization recently downgraded the normal values for a semen analysis.

An article in the July 16th edition of the Wall Street Journal reports on the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) annual conference …

Exercise can increase sperm counts

Written on February 5, 2013 at 11:26 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in USA Today, healthy young men who watch a lot of TV and those who skimp on exercise have lower concentrations of sperm in their semen than guys who watch less and move more, a new study finds.

The study is small and does not prove cause and effect. But it adds to evidence that …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Full fat dairy is bad for sperm

Written on December 18, 2012 at 11:53 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Full fat dairy intake in active young …