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TV Viewing Linked to Low Sperm Quality.

sperm_640Over the last few decades, researchers have discovered that sperm quality has deteriorated. Nonetheless, it’s unclear why this phenomenon is happening.

In an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers set out to determine if a sedentary lifestyle may be a contributing factor to poor sperm quality. For the study, the semen quality of 189 men between the ages of 18 and 22 were examined. Side note: Sounds like a fun job.

Participants were asked a number of questions about the quantity and intensity of weekly exercise, how much time they spent watching TV and movies, reproductive health problems, diet, stress, smoking status and more.

According to the data, the most physically active men (15+ hours a week of vigorous exercise), had a 73% higher sperm count than the least physically active. Notably, exercise didn’t affect other sperm factors like shape, motility or sample volume (lol). Low intensity exercise didn’t affect sperm count.

According to the study:

In this population of healthy men, higher moderate-to-vigorous activity and less TV watching were significantly associated with higher total sperm count and sperm concentration.

For future studies, researchers want to evaluate how different types of exercise affect sperm quality. So… more to come. Pun intended.