Study: Junk food makes men less fertile

Good news for humanity: Junk food makes young men less fertile.

If you are what you eat, this guy will never be a father.

If you are what you eat, this guy will never be a father.

Trans fat, a scientific name for doughnuts, is the culprit, according to fertility experts from Harvard University and some Spanish institution you’ve never heard of.

The Sun reports the study included hundreds of men between the ages of 18 and 22. Those who ate a high proportion of fried food, processed red meat, cakes and other paragons of deliciousness, had “poorer quality sperm than those on a nutritious diet.”

The less-vital sperm was less likely to make the arduous journey to actually fertilize an egg, researchers said, even if the men were otherwise healthy and exercised.

Those who ate a lot of veggies and fish reproduced best. Paula Deen butter-flavored lip balm was not tested.

The takeaway? Those who don’t want an actual “Little Debbie” may want to load up on Little Debbie treats.

14 comments Add your comment

markie mark

October 19th, 2011
10:20 am

So many puns, so little time…..

Sam Sneeze

October 19th, 2011
10:27 am

Eat healthy. Pull out.

Orange Fingers and Something Else

October 19th, 2011
10:55 am

This news just makes me want to hide in my mother’s basement and eat more Cheetos.

Shekeem

October 19th, 2011
11:42 am

“Those who ate a lot of veggies and fish reproduced best.”

Mealtime is so boring they get it over as quickly as possible, thereby leaving more time for…other activities.

Sluggo

October 19th, 2011
12:17 pm

Is that Gary Busey’s face photo in the hotdog?

swellsb

October 19th, 2011
12:44 pm

Eat crappy and let it ride…

sladersaan

October 19th, 2011
12:44 pm

As a father of five and junk food lover, this study is complete bs.

Orange Fingers and Something Else

October 19th, 2011
1:26 pm

I thought it was Bill Clinton’s face in the hotdog.

Sluggo

October 19th, 2011
1:34 pm

@Orange fingers

Can’t be Clinton. He’s a Vegan now.

Orange Fingers and Something Else

October 19th, 2011
2:11 pm

Packing my bags

October 19th, 2011
2:20 pm

Well I am rushing to the closest grocery store and loading up on Pure Junk!

Lumpy

October 19th, 2011
2:44 pm

Didja know you can have baked kale chips?? Not bad and not junk… unless you dip them in ranch dressing..

AntRaw

November 8th, 2011
5:40 am

I have eaten over 10,000 Now and Later’s over my 44 years of life and thats only the count on my favorite junk food and I have six kids. I needed a vasectomy,before I needed dentures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bubble

January 31st, 2012
12:39 pm

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