Monday, 30 July 2018
A few beers a week could help men start a family
Men hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility.
But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family.
Italian researchers who asked 323 men about their alcohol consumption found moderate drinkers had a better sperm count.
Dr Elena Ricci, who led the research, said: 'We found that men who consumed four to seven units per week had higher semen volume and total sperm count than those who drank less or more than that. We concluded that moderate alcohol intake appears positively associated to semen quality, in this group of men.