Israeli study sounds alarm as sperm count halved in Western men

  • mwolverine

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    Aug 02, 2017 5:42 AM GMT
    Israeli study sounds alarm as sperm count halved in Western men
    New international research led by Hebrew U shows says that change over the last 40 years has been ‘steep and significant’

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-sounds-alarm-as-sperm-count-halved-in-western-men

    Sperm concentration of men in Western countries has dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years and there is no evidence that the decline is leveling off, a team of international researchers warned, based on a new and comprehensive study.

    “Given the importance of sperm counts for male fertility and human health, this study is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention,” said Dr. Hagai Levine.

    Levine, head of the Environmental Health Track at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, led the study along with Dr. Shanna H. Swan, professor in New York’s Icahn School’s Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, assisted by researchers from Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Spain and the United States.

    The findings have important public health implications. Sperm count is the best measure for male fertility, and the data shows that the proportion of the male population with sperm counts below the threshold for subfertility or infertility is increasing. In addition, recent studies have shown that reduced sperm count is also related to increased diseases and mortality among men, so the the ongoing “alarming” decline points to serious risks to male fertility and health, the researchers said.

    The study also indicates that the rate of decline among Western men is not decreasing; in fact, the rate of increase was “steep and significant,” even when analysis was limited to those samples collected between 1996 and 2011. Concentration of sperm and sperm count are two parameters used to determine the quality of sperm in men.

    ...The paper was published Tuesday in Human Reproduction Update, a journal in the fields of reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology.

    ...In contrast, no significant decline was seen in South America, Asia and Africa, where far fewer studies have been conducted.

    ...“This definitive study shows, for the first time, that this decline is strong and continuing,” said Swan. The fact that the decline is seen in mainly in Western countries, strongly suggests that external factors like chemicals and lifestyle play “a causal role in this trend,” she said.

    While the current study did not examine causes of the observed declines, sperm count has previously been plausibly associated with environmental and lifestyle influences, including prenatal chemical exposure, adult pesticide exposure, smoking, stress, and obesity.
  • Tawrich

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    Aug 02, 2017 7:58 AM GMT
    Hmmm is this something that guys on this forum would be worried about? Lol
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    Aug 02, 2017 12:58 PM GMT
    Yes since this is a workout site populated primarily by masculine men. Low sperm count can indicate low testosterone levels which won't help improve muscle mass.

    "Gay men don't want kids" is a homophobic stereotype.
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    Aug 02, 2017 2:29 PM GMT
    Tawrich saidHmmm is this something that guys on this forum would be worried about? Lol


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  • mwolverine

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    Aug 02, 2017 5:24 PM GMT
    Tawrich saidHmmm is this something that guys on this forum would be worried about? Lol

    There are gay fathers out there, also gays who donate sperm.
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    Aug 02, 2017 5:44 PM GMT
    Sounds like a good thing to me since global warming is ultimately caused by overpopulation.
  • Tawrich

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    Aug 02, 2017 7:05 PM GMT
    mwolverine said
    Tawrich saidHmmm is this something that guys on this forum would be worried about? Lol

    There are gay fathers out there, also gays who donate sperm.


    Unless you're trying to conceive the biblical way a 50% reduction doesn't make much of a difference. Even if you are that just means a few more tries. Does the world need more sperm donors?
  • mwolverine

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    Aug 02, 2017 9:13 PM GMT
    Tawrich> Does the world need more sperm donors?

    I suspect if you asked the question here on the main forum, a lot of people would say yes. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 03, 2017 11:31 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidYes since this is a workout site populated primarily by masculine men. Low sperm count can indicate low testosterone levels which won't help improve muscle mass.

    "Gay men don't want kids" is a homophobic stereotype.


    Exactly. It is also indicates about the existence other side-effects in the western society that involved with low testosterone , such stress and too many distractions.
    I'm definitely having problems with gaining mass and need to take food additives (like Tribulus or Ginseng) which vitalize the body to produce more testosterone .

    and yes - "Gay men don't want kids" IS a homophobic stereotype
  • carew28

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    Aug 03, 2017 5:14 PM GMT
    I wonder if too much routine x-ray exposure has anything to do with this.
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    Aug 03, 2017 6:50 PM GMT
    carew28 saidI wonder if too much routine x-ray exposure has anything to do with this.

    GMO foods and flu vaccines.
  • spider

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    Aug 21, 2017 3:49 PM GMT
    Sperm counts have been falling for decades and dispite research no total answer has been found..but aint no bother to my husband and I...as long as we have enough for natural ludication of the throat or ass...lol
  • Eunuch

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    Aug 25, 2017 10:50 PM GMT
    That sounds right. A lot of western men are total pussies.