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