Soy Foods Linked To Lower Sperm Count, Male Infertility

July 25, 2008

A new study published in the journal Human Reproductioin has shown that soy foods have been linked to a lower sperm count, and male infertility..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the journal Human Reproductioin has shown that soy foods have been linked to a lower sperm count, and male infertility.

The study was carried out at the Harvard School of Public Health, and looked at the diets of 99 men in total, with all attending a fertility clinic to have their sperm tested.

The men were split into four groups depending on the amount of soy foods they consumed. What they found was that there was a major difference in sperm concentration in regards to men who consumed high amounts of soy, to low amounts of soy.

This led to the conclusion that eating soy foods caused a reduced sperm count, and male infertility.

Scientisits believe that this effect was seen because of chemicals in soy known as isoflavones.


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