Health & Fitness

Bad sperm could wipe out humans

Study Shows Sperm Quality Falling 2 % A Year

Male fertility is falling every year in the Western world and expert blame Chemicals and modern lifestyle. A study of 124,000 men visiting fertility clinic in Europe and USA Found sperm quality reducing by almost 2% per year. Separate research focusing on 2,600 sperm donors (men with above-normal fertility). While most men can still father a child, scientists say the human race faces extinction if the trend continues.

It follows a landmark study last year showing a 59% cut in Western sperm counts from 1973 to 2011. Pesticides, Hormone- disrupting chemicals, Smoking and obesity are seen as cause, along with too much alcohol, caffeine and processed meat. The chemicals include some used to make plastics flexible and furniture flame- retardant- which can enter the food chain via plants or animals.

Experts also blame increases in testicular cancer, the number of boys born with one or both testicles missing,and changing testosterone levels.

Source: Daily mirror

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