Eating bacon lowers sperm quality

Well what do you know? Shocking as it may sound, eating meat isn’t good for you, and may be particularly bad for your reproductive health if you’re a man. I know what some people may be thinking: But but but aren’t macho men supposed to eat a lot of meat? Aren’t they macho because they eat meat? Vegan men are the ones who are supposed to be the sissies! This new study that has been making a lot of news can’t be right!

Of course, this study shouldn’t come as a big surprise to regular readers of this blog. According to the study, which was presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston:

Overall, men who consumed more than half a portion of processed meats such as bacon each day had significantly lower levels of “normal” sperm, compared to men who ate less than half a portion of processed meats per day.

Like I’ve already said, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to the devotees of Wild Juggling because just a few weeks ago on september 25th, I already posted a study which demonstrated a link between meat consumption and poor semen quality: Semen quality and diet. I’m sure many of my followers knew this or at least suspected this before I posted that study.

Will a lot of men consider going vegetarian or even vegan due to how meat consumption may negatively affect their reproductive health? That’s very doubtful, since most people have short attention spans and will be very cynical toward news that challenges their lifestyle. Of course, leave it to the media to cover the problems with meat-eating piecemeal. With the countless other terrible things meat consumption is associated with, sperm quality should be the least of everyone’s worries.

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3 responses to “Eating bacon lowers sperm quality

  1. I read this just the other day, one day after a male friend posted an article on my facebook page entitled “Eating Bacon May Help You Live Longer.” Ha.

    • Ha, indeed! Sounds like nonsense to me. It wasn’t so long ago that many doctors even recommended smoking for stress relief. We all know what happened to that idea.

      • As it turned out, there is some sort of nutrient in bacon that is very beneficial, but of course it’s found in other food sources, too. I guess just to make an attention-grabbing headline, they had to say bacon is good for you!

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