Cut Out the Bacon?

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Cut Out the Bacon?
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 3:03pm

This might not be good news for some men!  Researchers found that men who eat processed meat have lower sperm counts: 

"Processed meat was associated with lower sperm concentration and morphology," lead researcher Dr. Myriam Afeiche, of the university's Department of Nutrition, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. (Morphology refers to the structure and appearance of the sperm.)

While the team found that eating more than one serving of bacon, or other processed meats, related to diminished semen quality, the study also noted a positive association between male fertility and fish consumption.

According to the research, white meat fish like cod and halibut were associated with a higher percentage of normal sperm. Salmon, tuna and other dark meat fish, on the other hand, were related to a higher total sperm count.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/bacon-male-fertility-semen-quality-sperm-count_n_4102091.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

They are hesitant to say that dietary changes should be made for men who are TTC, but if your SO sperm quality hasn't been the best would it hurt?

What do you think?