A Harvard study suggests men who eat processed meat have lower sperm counts and lower quality sperm.
(Image source: Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Government ) BY CLIFF JUDY Guys, want more and better sperm? All you have to do is — CAN SOMEBODY ELSE ANCHOR THIS STORY?! “If you want healthier sperm...how’s that for a conversation starter? You might want to cut out the bacon. No! Don’t say it! And eat more fish. Well, that’s boring.” (Via CNN ) A new study by Harvard researchers found eating processed meats leads to poorer sperm quality. That means if you and your wife are trying to make a baby, it’s time to cut out the bacon. The study interviewed men undergoing in vitro fertilization. (Via Global Post ) “Fish apparently boost your sperm count. They asked 156 men about their eating habits. Those who ate more processed meat appeared to have a lower percent of well-shaped sperm.” (Via KYW ) Of course, release a study like this and you’re bound to get plenty of interesting reactions. Or should we call them deflections? “Tony, a new study shows eating bacon can lower a man’s sperm count.” “I’m Tony Kornheiser. Does it say anything about consuming two bottles of red wine and a box of Ding Dongs?” “It can’t help you.” (Via ESPN ) To be fair, bacon is simply the food most media outlets are singling out in their reports. The study didn’t actually look at individual kinds of processed meat. (Via Fox News ) So go a little light on the burgers, too.