October 16, 2013

Bacon? Not So Much

1 FIsh Is Good for Semen Quality

Fish is linked to better sperm quality while the opposite is true for processed meats, finds a study from the Harvard School of Public Health that sampled sperm and information on eating habits from 156 men at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center. The data indicates that men who ate more dark fish, such as salmon and tuna, had a higher total sperm count while men who ate more white fish, such as halibut and cod, had more normally-shaped sperm. Higher intake of processed meat resulted in a lower percent of normally-shaped sperm. Researchers say it’s possible that men who eat processed meats have less healthy diets than those who consume more fish, which may account for sperm quality overall. They don’t know what about fish might contribute to healthier sperm.

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Obese Men Have Lazy Sperm

Tags: Harvard School of Public Health, Sperm, Sperm Count, Sperm Quality, Sperm Quality and Diet, Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, Sperm and Diet

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Oreo High

2 Oreos Addictive Like Cocaine for Rats

Oreo cookies may be as addictive as cocaine, suggest researchers who studied the effect of the cookie on lab rats. The study was conducted by undergraduates at Connecticut College, and the study results haven't been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. For the study, rats worked their way through a maze. One side of the maze contained rice cakes, and the other had Oreos. Not surprisingly, the rats spent more time on the Oreo side, just as rats who had a choice between saline injections, or cocaine or morphine spent more time on the cocaine or morphine side. However, researchers were surprised to learn that rats eating Oreos experienced more pleasure than rats on drugs. Pleasure was measured by the number of neurons activated in the brain's "pleasure center" while eating.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Oreo Addictive, Junk Food Addictions, Oreos' Effect, Junk Food Abuse, Oreo Addiction

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