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Being slim and cancer drugs boost sperm count


Canada: Being slim and usage of cancer drugs are found boosting sperm count in male. These two approaches are presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
The first approach was that obese men who could loose their excess weight were more likely get their partners pregnant. The second discovery was that a cancer drug could help treat infertile men to have children.
For showing the effectiveness of the two approaches, the sperms of obese men have been presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
As per the first suggestion, obese men who could bring their weight under control were able to get their partners pregnant.
In the second studies it has been found that a cancer drug has helped some infertile men to have children.
According to infertility experts the approaches were interesting alternatives to IVF treatments and open ways to genuine possibilities for men.
Weight loss is a widely advised treatment for women struggling to conceive while obesity has long been suspected as a reason in male infertility.
A team at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada said that they had conducted studies on the first theory to see whether the weight loosing process can improve the chances of fertility in men.
They observed 65 couples who had been referred to a fertility clinic where the men under treatments were sent to weekly group sessions on nutrition and physical activity for a year.
The study showed them that the men who conceived were those who had controlled their weight.
The research group said that they were “thrilled” by viewing the results.
One of the researchers, Dr Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, said that it was the first prospective study which suggested that male partners could improve their fertility condition by bringing their weight under control.
According to him obesity could directly affect the sperm count or the quality of sperm in men.
He has also added that both obese men and women should be advised to lose their weight if they were trying for a baby of their own.


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