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Hot baths harm men's fertility

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posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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Hot baths harm men's fertility


foodconsumer.org

Hot baths, hot tubs or whirlpool baths may make a man feel good, but they may harm his fertility, according to a new University of California San Francisco study reported in the January-February 2007 issue of “International Braz J. Urol,” the official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology.

The study of a small group of infertile men led by Paul J. Turek, MD, a professor in the UCSF Department of Urology and director of the UCSF Male Reproductive Health Center and colleagues showed cessation of exposure to wet heat can drastically increase total motile sperm account, the effect lasting beyond three months in 45% of infertile men, indicating that the affected sperm production was reversible.

“It has been believed for decades that wet heat exposure is bad for fertility, as an old wives’ tale, but this effect has rarely been documented,” said Turek. “We now have actual evidence to show patients that these recreational activities are a real risk factor for male infertility.”
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posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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It always seems that these "old wives’ tales" have some truth to them.

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posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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It's not surprising at all. That's why we have testicles outside of our bodies.

And why boxers are better than briefs.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 06:58 PM
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That's why I take cold showers.


Must clean, clean the filth, the filth, the filth consumes all.

Wash the pain away.



[edit on 5-3-2007 by Lysergic]



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 06:59 PM
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Absolutely, the scrotum even grows and shrinks based on external tempurature.

This is pretty good info for couples trying to do everything they can to conceive.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 10:15 PM
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Well, the good news, according to that study, is the men regained at least some of their fertility after they quit taking the warm baths. I'm wondering how much fertility can be recovered by halting the warm baths, since it's difficult to know what the fertility level of the men was, say, 10 years ago. Obviously, some can, which is definitely good news for infertile couples.



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