Nuts like almonds increases sperm count, claims study

A variety of nuts can provide protein, calcium, antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, omega 3, folate, etc.

Salas-Huetos presented the work at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona this week. The study lasted for almost four months (14 weeks), after which the researchers compared the sperm quality of both groups.

Although these are statistically significant results from a randomised trail with a high level of scientific evidence, Salas-Huetos emphasised that subjects in the study were all healthy and apparently fertile men following a western-style diet.

In addition, the participants who regularly consumed nuts also showed a significant reduction in their levels of sperm DNA fragmentation, which is a factor linked to male infertility.

The analysis, which included more than 40,000 men whose semen samples were screened, found the results "driven by a 50 to 60 per cent decline among men unselected by fertility from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand".

The study followed 119 men between the ages of 18 and 35, and divided them into two groups.

Investigators say the findings "support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality", and they say more research is needed on male-specific dietary recommendations. The results showed a 16 percent improvement in sperm count and a four percent improvement in sperm vitality.

England vs Sweden: Why is Zlatan Ibrahimovic not playing against England?
There's a whole lot more than a monumental step forward in the World Cup tournament on the line, however. And Ibrahimovic himself even hinted he may return to the fold for the World Cup.

A European team will win the World Cup, again
So, the idea of the World Cup "coming home" has decidedly shaky historical roots. And it's not just the feel-good factor we have to smile about.

Tony Parker to leave Spurs after 17 years with Spurs
Parker is the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving. After 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs , Tony Parker has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Hornets .

Their sperm vitality also rose by 4 percent, sperm motility by 6 percent and sperm morphology by 1 percent.

At the start of the study as well as the end of the trial at 14 weeks, the sperm count, morphology and DNA fragmentation was noted.

All of these factors help with male fertility, study author Dr. Albert Salas-Huetos of the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgil in Reus said in a statement.

All of these are the parameters the World Health Organization lists as measurements of sperm quality and are associated with male fertility.

"The fact that the study has taken place is good", said Virginia Bolton, a consultant embryologist at Guy's and St Thomas's hospital in London, "but we need to see this translated into an effect on fertility".

Nuts are important for improving sperm count says study.

"Evidence is accumulating in the literature that healthy lifestyle changes such as following a healthy dietary pattern might help conception", Salas-Huetos writes.

Related:

  • Wimbledon ball girl in tears after being struck by Nick Kyrgios ace

    Wimbledon ball girl in tears after being struck by Nick Kyrgios ace

    Zverev hammered Australian James Duckworth 7-5, 6-2, 6-0, while Del Potro eased past Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Tomic, who plays Kei Nishikori in the second round, said after his win that: "I feel like I'm a risky player here".
    China blocks Micron sales amid US  trade tensions, chip battle

    China blocks Micron sales amid US trade tensions, chip battle

    In January 2018, UMC and Jinhua filed patent infringement suits in Fujian Province, China against Micron's China subsidiaries. UMC filed the lawsuit at the beginning of year, accusing Micron of violating its patents rights in mainland China.
    Keri Russell Cast in Star Wars: Episode IX

    Keri Russell Cast in Star Wars: Episode IX

    Production on Episode IX will begin at the end of July with more cast announcements likely to be revealed before filming starts. As well as the lead role in FX's acclaimed show The Americans , Russell also appeared in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes .
  • OxygenOS Open Beta seeds Project Treble support for OnePlus 5/5T

    OxygenOS Open Beta seeds Project Treble support for OnePlus 5/5T

    Treble, for those new to the project , essentially breaks Android further down into pieces that are updated independently. Previously a representative for OnePlus insisted neither the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T would be a part of Project Treble .
    U.S.  businesses, farmers decry tariff bullies in Washington

    U.S. businesses, farmers decry tariff bullies in Washington

    Chinese exporters of tools, lighting and appliances say US orders have shrunk as customers wait to see what will happen to prices. But some products, including thermostats, are lumped into intermediate and capital goods categories.
    Shots fired: U.S.-China trade war begins

    Shots fired: U.S.-China trade war begins

    China retaliated immediately with tariffs on American goods of the same value. Asian equities wobbled but also managed to end up. And enduring the pinch isn't going to pay off.
  • Billy Preston, Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman headline Cavaliers Summer League roster

    Billy Preston, Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman headline Cavaliers Summer League roster

    Terry played the entire 2017-18 season with the Hornets' G-League team as he made some noise in Greensboro. The Chicago Bulls Summer League team will take the court on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
    Meghan Markle : how it builds on Kate Middleton to shine

    Meghan Markle : how it builds on Kate Middleton to shine

    On Friday, Kensington Palace made an official announcement about the royal couple's involvement in the July 5 gathering. Thomas Markle has spoken of his regret at not attending the wedding of his daughter Meghan to Prince Harry .
    Henderson admits he may be off penalty duty after Colombia miss

    Henderson admits he may be off penalty duty after Colombia miss

    I think that they aren't ready to make history at the moment. "The goalkeeper is 10cm shorter than me", Courtois told Voetbal24. HE'S England's newest hero after his stunning save set up the Three Lions' first-ever World Cup penalty shoot-out win.
  • David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash

    David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash

    Sweden lags as a +370 bet on Saturday's World Cup odds , and are also pegged as distant +2500 longshots on the championships odds. Andersson's men are aiming to reach the last four for the first time since 1994 when they finished third in the United States.
    Diver dies in Thailand cave rescue operation

    Diver dies in Thailand cave rescue operation

    Like the situation with the boys in Thailand , getting them out was an worldwide effort and captivated the world until the end. About 1000 people are involved in the rescue operations, including navy divers, military personnel and civilian volunteers.
    Truck Driver Facing 29 Charges for Humboldt Broncos Crash

    Truck Driver Facing 29 Charges for Humboldt Broncos Crash

    Police say the uninjured truck driver was initially detained but later released and provided with mental health assistance. In the days following the crash, a GoFundMe page raised over $16.5 million for the families affected by the tragedy.

Comments

Latest news

Google Duplex AI Ready to Replace Call Centers
A new report from The Information states that the company is aiming for the technology to make its way to call centers as well. The company is conducting early-stage testing, though it remains unclear how long will it take for the project to go live.

France dominates Uruguay to book spot in World Cup semifinals
Instead, the former Arsenal frontman - who moved to Stamford Bridge for about £18m in January - is preferred for his link play with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who have made most of the headlines with their goals in Russian Federation .

India looks to clinch series against England
Dhoni played 90 Tests for India in which he captained the country in 66 Tests, whereas so far he has played 318 ODIs and 92 T20Is. The right handed batsman has made 1455 runs with two fifties in the shortest format of the game before Friday's T20I at Cardiff .

Trump slams OPEC on Twitter over gas prices
The oil boss also accused Trump of fomenting tensions in the Middle East, specifically by pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia. Consultants Kpler estimated the kingdom's oil exports rose by 407,000 bpd in June to 7.62 million bpd compared with May.

Netflix Is Getting Rid Of User Reviews
The company said that in testing, it saw a 200 percent increase in ratings activity when using thumbs. Then in mid August it will delete its user-generated review archive altogether.

Trump's scandal-hit environment chief Pruitt resigns
But at the same time , Pruitt was one of the most effective implementers of the President's agenda. It was not immediately clear how Pruitt's resignation might affect those ongoing probes.

Belgium - World Cup - 7 July 2018
Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in the last 16 of the World Cup and put on their best performance at the tournament so far . Notable: Dating to 1998, Brazil's last six World Cup losses have all come against European opposition.

Marcus Smart reportedly frustrated with the Celtics
If Smart doesn't get any other offers, he'd likely have to accept the one-year, $6 million qualifying offer from the Celtics. Apparently, president Danny Ainge is yet to reach out to Smart and his representatives and it's angered the player.

Australia lifts the ban on We Happy Few following successful ratings appeal
We Happy Few is the latest video game project to butt heads with Australia's notoriously stringent rating process. Compulsion Games was prepared to refund Australian players if they were unable to successfully appeal the ruling.

Elizabeth Warren Slams President Trump Over $1Million DNA Challenge
"Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying", she tweeted . That's her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheek bones.

Apple Music is now "a hair ahead" of Spotify in the US
Back in February the Wall Street Journal learned Apple Music was on pace to surpass Spotify in terms of paid USA subscribers. Despite launching almost four years later, Apple Music's subscriber count has reportedly surpassed that of Spotify.

Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter
On this episode of 10/3 host Dave Breakenridge is joined by National Post reporters Adrian Humphreys and Marie-Danielle Smith. She told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp and other media that she did not want to be named or contacted about the story.

Saturday's Pringles Preview: Sweden face England, Russia and Croatia to clash
He said at the minimum his team would repeat the success it had at the World Cup in France in 1998 where it got the bronze medal. Prior to the World Cup, all eyes were on Emil Forsberg to deliver for Sweden , and he has not disappointed so far.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
In 2016, about 10.5 million people became ill around the world with tuberculosis, and 1.7 million were killed by it. A cancer research building at 1500 Orleans St. was evacuated, according to Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark.

Grayson Allen Got Called For A Tripping Foul In NBA Summer League
Through the first few days of Summer League action, passion and competitive fire are about all Allen or Young have to show for themselves.

Other news