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Alcohol and smoking has 'little effect' on fertility

13th June 2012

A study in the journal Human Reproduction has suggested that smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity did not affect semen quality.

The study from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester says that lifestyle advice given to tackle male infertility may be futile and could delay other options. This is despite advice for doctors from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence saying that men should be warned about the impact of smoking, drinking and taking recreational drugs on their sperm.

 

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