Today we’ve seen the latest Ebola news and now it’s time we took a look at the latest studies regarding fertility. It appears that beer promotes fertility in men, it was revealed by a new study performed by the researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Beer Promotes Fertility in Men
Men, if you want to father children, then you should drink beer and not coffee! At least that’s what the scientists over in Boston are saying. Their study showed that men who drank two or more cups of coffee a day had one in five chances of fathering a child through in-vitro fertilization. But, the men who drank less than a cup of coffee had double the chances to become fathers.
The scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston revealed the results of their study during a conference in Hawaii. In short, they proposed that caffeine will harm sperm at a molecular level.
Did you know that a single shot of espresso has 100mg of caffeine? The men who drank over 250mg of caffeine per day had the least chance of fathering a child.
This study also revealed that men who drink around 23 fluid ounces of beer per night could very well improve their fertility. The study followed 105 middle aged men whose partners were undergoing IVF at the hospital in Boston during the years 2007 and 2013.
The NHS says that men should not drink more than four units a day, which is a tiny bit more than 23 fluid ounces of beer per day.
The study found that men who drank a minimum of 22 grams of alcohol every day were twice as likely to have children through in-vitro fertilization as the men who did not consume any alcohol at all. In other words, beer promotes fertility in men.
Why is that, you’re asking? Well, health officials are saying that it has something to do with stress and how low quantities of alcohol will reduce stress levels and aid with conception.
Lead author, Dr. Anatte Karmon, had this to say about the fact that alcohol, beer promotes fertility in men:
High male caffeine consumption appears to reduce couples’ chance of achieving a clinical pregnancy, while male alcohol consumption appears to enhance their chances. Anything that is good for your heart health is also good for your fertility. So do physical exercise and eat a well-balanced diet.