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Soy foods are associated with lower sperm concentrations

24 July 2008

Men who eat an average of half a serving of soy food a day have lower concentrations of sperm than men who do not eat soy foods, according to research published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal, Human Reproduction. The association was particularly marked in men who were overweight or obese, the study found.

From the paper
Soy food and isoflavone intake in relation to semen quality parameters among men from an infertility clinic
Jorge E. Chavarro, Thomas L. Toth, Sonita M. Sadio, and Russ Hauser

Published in Human Reproduction, Advanced Access, July 24th 2008

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