May 18, 2014

Even in Their 20s and 30s

1 Men with Poor Sperm Run Early Death Risk

According to a Stanford study just published in the journal Human Reproduction, men who seek medical help for infertility and are diagnosed with sperm abnormalities are more than twice as likely to die of some cause over the following eight years as are those who are found to have healthy sperm. The abnormalities in question include low semen volume, low sperm concentration, poor sperm motility and low sperm count. Male infertility has previously been linked to long-term health problems that arise later in life, but this in study, covering almost 12,000 men, the subjects were all between the ages of 20 and 50, and the deaths occurred in under a decade. Researchers don't know whether sperm abnormalities somehow contribute to ill health or are just indicators of some underlying problem.

More at San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Female Body Rejects Inferior Sperm

Tags: Infertility, Male Infertility, Infertility and Health, Sperm Abnormalities and Health, Fertility and Mortality

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