Sugary Beverages Reduce Semen Quality
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.
Sugar-sweetened beverages have engendered much controversy, particularly as they pertain to obesity.
A recent study may support the case against these sugary treats. A recent study of young (aged 18–22 years) men demonstrated that sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affected sperm motility.
Men who consumed more than 1.3 servings per day had a 9.8% reduction in sperm motility compared with those who consumed less than 0.2 servings per day, according to a report published online ahead of print in Human Reproduction.
This effect was most pronounced among men with a normal body mass index.