Healthy males have better fertility, expert says

4 October 2011

The need for fertility treatment may be reduced if a man leads a healthier lifestyle, according to one expert.

Dr Allan Pacey, expert in male fertility, advised men trying for a baby with their partners to watch what they eat and move more to allow for a potentially higher success rate. He mentioned that it could potentially be the pivotal factor which helps a partner to conceive.

Wearing loose pants, quitting smoking, not taking drugs and eating well could all contribute to a higher sperm count, according to research done by fertility supplement company ProXeed Plus.

"Female fertility starts declining once they get above the age of 35 and male fertility begins to decline once they get above the age of 40," he said.

Dr Pacey advised that waiting until people are close to those ages is not a good thing to do.

The survey found that people turn to supplements as they sometimes find it difficult to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Females reach their peak in fertility between the ages of 18 and 25.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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