Fruits & Vegetables Sprayed With Pesticides May Lower Sperm Count

March 31, 2015 5:34 AM

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A new study researches whether eating fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticides might be connected to infertility. For over 155 men experiencing fertility problems, those eating fruits and vegetables highest in pesticides had a 49% lower sperm count and a 32% smaller percentage of normally shaped sperm. However, men eating the most low pesticide fruits and veggies had the highest percentage of quality sperm.

Since the 1970’s, it’s been known that men who work with pesticides have lower semen quality. What scientists have not yet looked into (until recently) is whether pesticide exposure through food harms men’s sperm as well. A disappointing, 30% of all couples who find it difficult to become pregnant d...

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