A recent study has shown that men who indulge in a fatty diet may have a lower sperm count by as much as forty percent. The study undertaken on young men in Denmark follows in the path of the overall lower sperm count found in western countries during the last sixty years with drops of up to fifty percent being reported.
Over 700 males around the age of twenty took part in the test. A major difference with this trial was that the participants were not actively seeking help but rather in their prime at such a young age.
Upon studying their eating habits, it was found that those who eat the most saturated fats had the lowest counts. Of course saturated fats have long been linked with other health issues so for some the results may not be so surprising.
The author of the report Tina Jensen pointed to obesity as another major factor.