Guys who want to become dads are often advised to limit their alcohol intake, since it can damage sperm. However, a new study indicates that guys who drink moderately may be more fertile than men who don't drink at all. Published in the journal Andrology , a new study looked at adult men. The guys were broken up into four groups based on how many alcoholic beverages they had in a week: none; one to three; four to seven; and more than eight. Compared to the other guys, men who drank four to seven alcoholic beverages a week had higher sperm counts and semen volume — and a large sperm count is an important sign of fertility.
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A study that analyzed sperm samples from nearly 43, men from around the world over a few decades found that sperm counts have dropped by more than half over the last 40 years. Although the definitive cause is unknown and additional research is needed to find the cause of the drastic decline in sperm counts , researchers have identified some habits and health conditions that may cause a decrease in sperm production. Here are some things that can negatively impact your sperm count and sperm quality. The Cleveland Clinic notes that 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors used to treat prostate enlargement and hair loss such as finasteride, dutasteride, and propecia, can reduce one's volume of semen and number of sperm within their semen. In some cases, this drop in semen production is temporary or reversible.
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A healthy male discharges 50 million sperm in a single ejaculation. During sexual intercourse, of all those millions of sperm, only a couple hundred will make it to a mature egg that is ready to be fertilized. It is important to remember that there is still a lot to learn about male fertility. We do know that a lot of the things that make sperm healthy are the things that are healthy for men anyway.
Is it true? Is it impossible for us to get pregnant if we enjoy the odd glass of wine over dinner, or even if we go out on a Friday night and have a few too many? Endless Moms who conceived during an alcohol-fuelled one night stand, or while on an all-inclusive vacation with their partner will tell you that.