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Alcohol, meat, caffeine and fertility - article
Sperm health can be dramatically impacted by lifestyle factors, as was outlined in Fertility Week: Be Fertility Fit which detailed the impact of weight, caffeine and alcohol on both male and female fertility. Timing of sex is also key - frequent ejaculation can improve sperm quality. Age can also impact sperm quality.
The headline in today's Herald article is somewhat alarming - we do not suggest that men 'drink alcohol' to improve their fertility, and in fact the article goes on to clarify this as 'the occasional beer or glass of wine'. A balanced diet is important, including meat or non-haem sources of iron, and Vitamin B. Minimising caffeine is important, and remember that coffee isn't the only culprit. Be aware of energy drinks, cola and excessive chocolate consumption!