Impact of physical labour, meds and hypertension on fertility

By | March 13th, 2015|

More and more researchers are directing their attention towards exploring different factors that may be affecting both male and female fertility. One area that hasn’t been investigated until recently is a relationship between strenuous work, with health and semen parameters in men who are trying to conceive. One such study was published a few days ago on the Fertility and Sterility website. The study was done at the National Institute of Health and at Stanford University in California. The scientists followed 456 men with the average age of 31.8 years, where more than half of the participants didn't have children [...]

Caffeine – how much is too much?

By | March 6th, 2015|

As a society, we are almost addicted to caffeine. We drink it in the morning expecting it to help wake us up, in the afternoon to boost our energy levels, on the way home from work or after a workout. It lurks from our lattes, teacups and energy drinks. That is why it is so easy to start drinking too much caffeine without being aware of it. A study done in Portugal shows that a cup of coffee a day shouldn’t affect male fertility seriously, but greater amounts of caffeine may do so. This study found that heavy consumers of [...]

The role of antioxidants in male fertility

By | February 25th, 2015|

Over the last decade, antioxidants have been gaining more and more popularity. Most nutritional guides are advising us to increase the intake of antioxidants in order to protect our body from external pollutants, radiation, to slow down aging and prevent skin cancer caused by UV rays. We all know antioxidants have an important role in a balanced nutrition, but what part do they play when it comes to male fertility? What are antioxidants? First and foremost, we need to understand what these substances are, how they interact with our body and what kind of effect can we expect from them. [...]