Study: Red Meat Can Hurt Male Fertility - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Study: Red Meat Can Hurt Male Fertility

Posted: Updated:

Lot of men love bacon, but you may want to cut back if you want to be a dad.

Harvard Researchers compared the eating habits of men using in vitro fertilization treatments.

The study found men who consumed a half a portion of processed meat a day had fewer normal shaped sperm cells, which can hurt fertility.

They were each questioned how often they eat a range of foods including processed meat, red meat, white meat, and fish.

Red meat is thought to contain high levels of pesticides and other substances that may interfere with hormones.

While white fish is rich in zinc, which is believed to boost fertility.

The researchers are still not certain why certain foods can harm or promote fertility.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Man Left Child In Car While Gambling In Del.

    Police: Man Left Child In Car While Gambling In Del.

    Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.
  • New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices