George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Link between sperm DNA quality in older men improved nutrition

Link between sperm DNA quality in older men improved nutrition
A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn't improve their sperm DNA.

A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn't improve their sperm DNA.

"The different response of the old and young men presents new opportunities for health care, especially for older men planning families," says Wyrobek.

Source: Medical News Today

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