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Average Males Sperm Count Has Dropped Over 30% in 17 Years

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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I blame the low-fat diet recomendations by our government. Fat is necessary for the production of key hormones.

That and soy. Soy products, especially soy milk, is pure poison. Vegans, who seem to like soy, are particualrly vulernable to not being able to reproduce.

Keep in mind, soy is in nearly all processed foods. Add to that is it a GMO and also is "Roundup Ready".

From back in 2008:

"Eating a half serving a day of soy-based foods could be enough to significantly lower a man's sperm count, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The study is the largest in humans to look at the relationship between semen quality and a plant form of the female sex hormone estrogen known as phytoestrogen, which is plentiful in soy-rich foods.

"What we found was men that consume the highest amounts of soy foods in this study had a lower sperm concentration compared to those who did not consume soy foods," said Dr. Jorge Chavarro of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, whose study appears in the journal Human Reproduction.

"It was a relatively large difference," Chavarro said in a telephone interview.

Chavarro said studies in animals have linked high consumption of plant-derived estrogens known as isoflavones with infertility...
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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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17 years ago....hmm Internet Porn began?



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by OccamsRazor04

Originally posted by artnut

Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
It's obvious no one even read the article. This only applies to FRANCE and FRENCH men. Not men in Europe, or America, or the West, or worldwide. France, that's it.


You know, I thought about this, but I think on average, the French live a healthier lifestyle than Americans. More walking, more wine, better food. I could be generalizing, but last time I was in Europe, the lifestyle appeared healthier. I started thinking about how bad the American lifestyle is, and how we may be even worse.

Although, I am not sure I would trust a fertility clinic study, bit of a bias there.

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If we were talking about health and you wanted to give us your unscientific musings, that could be an interesting debate.

We aren't talking health, it's very specific. Sperm count. Add on top the participants and I agree there could be some bias. Regardless, this is targeted at French men only, and it's clear no one read the article except maybe me and you.


And you think your state of health has nothing to do with sperm count? There are a lot of things that have to do with a healthy sperm count. My husband and I went to a fertility doctor to figure out why I could not have a second child a few years back. My husband had slow swimmers and I actually learned a lot about sperm count from a specialist. Not sure why you had to be snarky, but I think having an opinion and discussing it is why a place like ATS exists.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by artnut

Originally posted by OccamsRazor04

Originally posted by artnut

Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
It's obvious no one even read the article. This only applies to FRANCE and FRENCH men. Not men in Europe, or America, or the West, or worldwide. France, that's it.


You know, I thought about this, but I think on average, the French live a healthier lifestyle than Americans. More walking, more wine, better food. I could be generalizing, but last time I was in Europe, the lifestyle appeared healthier. I started thinking about how bad the American lifestyle is, and how we may be even worse.

Although, I am not sure I would trust a fertility clinic study, bit of a bias there.



If we were talking about health and you wanted to give us your unscientific musings, that could be an interesting debate.

We aren't talking health, it's very specific. Sperm count. Add on top the participants and I agree there could be some bias. Regardless, this is targeted at French men only, and it's clear no one read the article except maybe me and you.


And you think your state of health has nothing to do with sperm count? There are a lot of things that have to do with a healthy sperm count. My husband and I went to a fertility doctor to figure out why I could not have a second child a few years back. My husband had slow swimmers and I actually learned a lot about sperm count from a specialist. Not sure why you had to be snarky, but I think having an opinion and discussing it is why a place like ATS exists.


Great. Now show me where health is linked in the article we are discussing. Show me where ANY Western country other than France has any bearing whatsoever in the article we are discussing. If we are discussing your husband and his problem and the causes of that problem I am more than happy to discuss his poor health habits. How about we discuss the actual topic, which is men in France at a particular fertility clinic have poor swimmers.

Can this research even be extended to all men in France with the pool of participants? It's clearly a biased pool. If it is a stretch to generalize this to all French men, how are you ok with generalizing this to all western men, and then talk about negative health habits in countries other than the target country having anything to do with this research? Not only have you jumped beyond the target population, which is arguably irrelevant, you have jumped to populations which have zero relevance and brought in reasons why these populations have lower sperm counts when there is no evidence they even do.

It's akin to saying life expectancy has dropped for cancer patients in Yugoslavia, and you saying the reason life expectancy has dropped for all Americans is because we eat too many twinkies. Please, stay on topic.
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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Wow, and you are not even the author of the thread. You must be the thread police, and I must say very good at it.

He asked about thoughts on causes. I was told the state of health has something to do with healthy sperm count by a specialist. I thought about the rate of heart disease among the French and the huge differences in lifestyle between Americans and French, (not just my opinion after witnessing it personally, research it) and made a connection. The sperm rate study is France, and if on average their lifestyle is healthier, I started wondering about the U.S. sperm count, as well as the rest of the world. Still on topic though, just taking it a little further out.
Not sure why you feel such a need to correct me, plenty of spinoff of thought on tons of threads on this site that often includes the ops. I guess you just vehemently disagree with me.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 12:05 AM
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What does American GMO have to do with French sperm counts? Answer that and we can discuss it.

This is the problem, I am interested in discussing the topic, which is on FRENCH sperm counts. Give me something FRENCH and I will gladly discuss it. If you go off on a tangent about the weather in Alaska I will correct you. I am not a thread police, but we can both agree the weather in Alaska has nothing to do with FRENCH sperm counts. So let's stay on topic, thanks.

ETA: This was conducted at a fertility clinic. Right there is a red flag. Maybe sperm count is down because people with low sperm counts visit fertility clinics? Much more reasonable explanation.
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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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and the most terrifying part is...this was with French men (can you here the joke with this?)
Researchers from France conducted their study specifically on French men aged 18 to 70, tracking average sperm counts across the country between the years of 1989 and 2005. According to their findings, sperm counts among all French men in this age range dropped by about 1.9 percent per year on average, and by 32.3 percent on average over the course of the entire 16-year period studied. The number of normally-shaped sperm in men also dropped by an astounding 33.4 percent during the study period.

Its also happening in America, but I hope the humor is not lost here.

www.naturalnews.com...






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