Vegetarian Diet Decreases Sperm Count, Study Says

Researchers at Loma Linda University (California, USA) say men on a vegetarian diet produce less sperm compared to meat eaters. The information is from Fertility and Sterility.

According to scientists at the US Medical School, vegetarians have about 50 million sperm counts per millimeter; omnivorous people have up to 70 million sperm in the same analysis.

According to researcher Eliza Orzylowska, that doesn't mean vegetarians and vegans are infertile. It turns out that sperm rates for those on this diet are noticeably lower than those for meat eaters.

Consumption of soy as a substitute for various animal derivatives is thought to lead to decreased sperm production quality. Researchers still maintain the studies and do not have a definitive answer to the recently published finding.

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