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Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables May Affect Semen Quality

Reuters reports a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction which found that men who eat fruits and veggies containing pesticide residue have a lower percentage of normal sperm and a lower overall sperm count. The total amount consumed was irrelevant, but eating at least 1.5 servings of produce per day with a high amount of pesticide residue yielded half as many sperm, and two-thirds the amount of normal looking sperm compared to men who consumed less. The authors note that this does not necessarily mean reduced fertility, and the impact on fertility caused by this change in semen quality will have to be the subject of future research.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in the journal Human Reproduction.