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TV Time May Stunt Sperm

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Harvard researchers report that too much TV time might impact male fertility. The study involved nearly 200 healthy college students at the University of Rochester in New York. They answered questionnaires about their physical activity and supplied sperm samples. The young men who spent 20 hours or more watching television or DVDs each week had 44% fewer sperm than the students who spent the least time in front of the telly. Those who exercised at least 15 hours a week had sperm counts 73% higher than the men who got the least exercise.

[British Journal of Sports Medicine, Feb. 4, 2013]

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I've read in a magazine that BPA, and GMO's can cause infertility, I will like to know your opinion on this if you have some information. Thank you.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: We are not aware of definitive information one way or the other on these.

So, it really has more to do with inactivity than the watching of TV. The caption is misleading.

Too much TV stunts your brain!
Yoly from NM

Wi-Fi enabled laptops may kill sperm. A 2011 Argentine study suggests electromagnetic radiation from laptops, not HDTVs, PDAs, or MP3s, cause low sperm counts and lead to fertility matters from male sterility. Problems getting pregnant, an impotence cure, and impotence treatment may better be understood with the new findings. (Link to study: http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(11)02678-1/abstract ) Also, keeping a cell phone in one's pocket may also impact on male fertility.

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