Does Your Daily Bacon Come With a Side of Infertility?
For all the men out there who enjoy the aroma and taste of bacon, you might want to think twice before you fry another slice: a new study has found that bacon can adversely affect male fertility.
The Harvard University researchers monitored the food consumption of 156 males who were involved with in vitro fertilization with their partners. The men were questioned regarding their specific intakes of foods like white fish, white meat, processed meats, red meat, salmon and tuna.
What the researchers realized is that the men who ate processed meat (bacon and sausage, for example) every day had fewer, normal sperm cells compared to the men who ate less processed meats. In contrast, men who ate fish daily had better sperm quality than men who ate less fish.