Coffee and Sperm Count
The Nutrition Journal in 2017 performed a systematic review on the relation between coffee/caffeine intake and parameters of male fertility including sperm ploidy and semen quality. The literature suggests that caffeine intake, possibly through sperm DNA damage, may negatively affect male fertility. Evidence from epidemiological research on semen and fertility has been deemed inconclusive.
In their research, they discovered that there were no harmful effects on caffeine intake on sperm count, but only up to a certain point. The study found that men who drank more than four cups of coffee tend to have more abnormally shaped sperm. For men who drink coffee about 3 times a day, no negative effects on their reproductive systems were recorded.
In the past, studies have found that caffeine consumption can lead to sperm DNA damage. This DNA damage is caused by the formation of double-strand DNA breakage and abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy).
What to Do?
If you are dealing with low sperm count, it is important to focus on your lifestyle and diet choices. Because our health is paramount to reproductive success, making smart choices in regards to what we consume is essential.
Consulting a male health expert that specializes in fertility can be beneficial and help your prosperity when it comes to conceiving. Dr. Elist is a medical professional who has dedicated his life to helping men improve their sexual health. Specializing in urology, specifically in impotency, male sexual dysfunction, and infertility, he has worked with thousands of men and have guided them to fertility success.