Three-Soda-A-Day Diet Could Be Toxic: Too Much Sugar Lowers Sperm Count In Men, Increases Mortality Rate In Women

By Sabrina Bachai on August 14, 2013 4:43 PM EDT

A new study finds that refined sugar intake — soda consumption, especially — leads to a decrease in male sperm count. (Photo: fimoculous, Flickr)

Consuming large amounts of sugar could not only kill your waist line, but also potentially harm male sperm, a study finds.

Previous studies have been done about certain activities and foods that might cause harm to human sperm - such as the yellow dye No. 5 in Mountain Dew. Indeed, it seems that the sugar content in all types of soda might actually be a culprit to baby-wanting men.  

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According to a recent study conducted at the University of Utah, when mice ate the equivalent of a normal human diet and 25 percent extra sugar, which equals up to three cans of soda daily, male mice were 25 percent less likely to reproduce.

Read more at MedicalDaily.com.

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