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Statin May Affect Testosterone Test

TORONTO—Atorvastatin use may lower total testosterone and sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in men with type 2 diabetes, a British study suggests. The statin had no effect on bioavailable or free testosterone.

Analyze Semen More Often to Chart Fertility

A five-year study looking at the sperm characteristics from ejaculates of men presenting to an infertility clinic suggests there is a wide range of intrapatient variation in sperm characteristics that does not appear related to abstinence interval or age at semen collection, according to investigators.

Vasectomy: What the Evidence Shows

Even though the American Urological Association has developed guidelines for numerous conditions, there are none for vasectomy. Yet this is one of the most common procedures performed by urologists, with more than 500,000 done annually in the United States.

Varicocele Surgery May Improve Semen

NEW ORLEANS—Varicocelectomy may significantly improve semen parameters such as sperm count, motility, and morphology in infertile men with palpable lesions, according to a new meta-analysis that contradicts the findings of previous studies.

Isoflavones Good for Sperm

Isoflavones Good for Sperm

NEW ORLEANS—Boosting the intake of soy protein may improve semen parameters and sperm DNA integrity in infertile men, according to findings presented here at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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