New research suggests
that following current lifestyle advice has little effect on male fertility.
A new report from scientists at the University of Manchester and University
of Sheffield found that smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity and recreational
drugs had little affect on a man's sperm quality, contradicting the current
advice offered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Dr Allan Pacey from the University of Sheffield said: "In spite of our
results, it's important that men continue to follow sensible health advice and
watch their weight, stop smoking and drink alcohol within sensible
However, he said there was no need for them to become monks, just because they
wanted to start a family.
The report did find that men who wear boxer shorts had a higher sperm count
than those who opted for tight-fitting underwear.
A spokesperson for NICE said the authority is currently reviewing the evidence.
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Infertility treatment news : 14 June 2012