Modern alcohol consumption leads to poorer sperm quality

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The findings seem to compound with additional alcohol consumption. The higher the weekly tally of units of alcohol, the worse the sperm quality seems to be, prompting the researchers to suggest that young men trying to conceive should be advised to steer clear of habitual drinking.

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BMJ-British Medical Journal. (2014, October 2). Moderate weekly alcohol intake linked to poorer sperm quality in healthy young men. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 7, 2014 from