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Dec 20, 2013

Obesity Negatively Affects Sperm Health in Men

findings can hopefully encourage perspective fathers to maintain a healthy weight not just for themselves but for their future children too

Obesity raises a slew of health concerns for the American people. One in particular is an issue surrounding perspective fathers’ weights during time of conception.

Recent findings published by the Research Center for Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, find that a father’s weight during conception can negatively affect the genes given to their offspring increasing their chances for diabetes. They also found that these genes could negatively affect the second generation too. Dr. Tod Fullston states "Fathers should aim to be as healthy as possible at the time of conception to give future generations the best possible chance of good health."

These findings can hopefully encourage perspective fathers to maintain a healthy weight not just for themselves but for their future children too.