Good news! Or is it? Alcohol has little effect on men’s fertility

on 06/06/14 at 9:21 am

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imagesDrinking alcohol and smoking will not harm a man’s fertility, but sustained exposure to daylight could, researchers have found.

The surprising results follow a study by research teams at the University of Manchester and Sheffield, who found that sperm size and shape was less ideal in samples taken during the summer months, while smoking tobacco and drinking was found to have little effect.

The only major lifestyle choice found to have a negative effect on “sperm morphology” was smoking cannabis.

Researchers compared the lifestyle habits of 1,970 men from fertility clinics around the UK taking participants found the have less than 4% “normal sized sperm” compared to those with greater than 4% quality sized sperm.

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