Chemotherapy and Fertility: Effects and Defenses
Exercise and Fertility (4 of 4): Harvard Study on Diet and Fertility
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While the general prevalence of cancer has increased in recent years, so, too, has the overall outcome of long-term survival, thanks in no small part to chemo- and radiotherapy treatments. At the same time, though, both men and women face potential threats to fertility as a result of undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
Exercise and Fertility (3 of 4): Too Much of a Good Thing?
One primary reason why people exercise, particularly as the body slows down due to the process of aging, is to lose or maintain weight. Experts generally agree that paying attention to both exercise and diet patterns is vital for achieving a target weight, but that sticking to sound nutrition habits proves far more important than putting in those extra miles or reps.
Exercise and Fertility (2 of 4): Does Exercise Increase Men’s Sperm Count?
Yes, exercise is generally good for a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, but overdoing it “can have serious consequences for your body and brain”. For men in particular, intense exercise has been demonstrated to negatively effect libido.
Exercise and Fertility (1 of 4): Sedentary Lifestyle Choices and Risks to Fertility
It takes a mere 6 months of frequent exercise for men to notice an improvement in their sperm when exercising. How frequent? Anywhere from three to five times per week, said researchers, adding that the men in their study who exercised regularly and moderately boosted sperm qualities in better ways than men who engaged in trendy interval-training regimens like HIIT.
Newcastle Study Indicates Breakthrough in Male Fertility
As the pace of daily life quickens, sedentary lifestyle choices continue to be more the rule than the exception, particularly in Western nations.
Harvard Study: Marijuana Smoking Linked with Higher Sperm Concentrations
People understandably balk at taking the deep dive required to better understand the effects of genetics on health, specifically fertility. Questions of ethics and standards arise, particularly when discussing subjects such as gene editing. Advances in understanding the role played by genetics in fertility continue to provide vital information to men and women seeking to conceive. Turning a blind eye and deaf ear to this information does not grant anyone positive benefits. Instead, doing so merely closes off opportunities for taking proactive measures to ensure the best possible health outcome for you and your family.
Is There Such a Thing as ‘Safe’ Herbicide?
As marijuana use continues to become legal in many U.S. states, questions have begun to be raised – some merely more frequently and loudly than they have been in prior years, if not decades – about the potential health benefits of using the drug. And, naturally, about the possibility of negative effects.
One Cause of Male Infertility Hidden for 150 Years
Avoiding chemicals and herbicides seems more than prudent advice, given recent headlines about potentially devastating health effects of such substances, even if in some cases humans aren’t directly exposed to them. The presence of toxins in the food chain and atmosphere make it virtually impossible to avoid all of them. The herbicide in question here is ATZ.
A new study published in January 2019 and led by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) corrects a century-and-a-half-old theory about how sperm are transported within the male body. The findings could lead to new treatments to address the issue of male infertility.