Men’s Fertility Perks up in the Sunshine

If you are trying to conceive, you might be spending extra time in bed. But the Daily Mail suggests that you might need to get out a bit more.

A study found almost a third of men experiencing fertility problems have low levels of vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’. 105 men agreed to take multivitamins and antioxidants for two to three months. After that, tests revealed ‘an improvement in the shape of the sperm, which can enhance conception,’ said Dr Anne Clark, the medical director of an Australian fertility center. (31 of the men even went on to achieve a pregnancy!)

Just spending ten minutes outside in their shirt sleeves would be enough of a boost:

She suggested that office workers could absorb enough vitamin D by simply having their morning tea break outside in the sunshine with their sleeves rolled up.

Other basic lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, losing weight, and reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, would also help.

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