I was really shocked by this report when I ran across it the other day. it seems more and more maladies are finding correlations with weight. Now it seems that our weight is actually a factor in the rise and decline of the human population.
A recent study, by WHO (World Health Organization), found that between 1989 and 2005, average sperm counts fell by a third in the study of 26,000 men, increasing their risk of infertility. The amount of healthy sperm was also reduced, by a similar proportion.
The findings confirm research over the past 20 years that has shown sperm counts declining in many countries across the world. Reasons ranging from tight underwear to toxins in the environment have been advanced to explain the fall, but the actual culprit is believed to be the world’s rising rates of obesity.
The decline occurred progressively throughout the 17-year period, suggesting that it could be continuing.
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