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Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility
IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies

Studies have recommended that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm problems such as low count and bad quality are said to be the most often viewed reasons of this condition.

Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has an unbelievable ally that may assist the issue. As per the report conducted by the University of Sheffield in the UK, lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, can assist enhance sperm quality. The findings came after researchers mentioned a higher proportion of healthy-shaped sperm with motility in those who took lycopene in the course of their experiment.

Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, an institution that runs latest facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE and Muscat in Oman, said, this is a better improvement in our endeavour to completely recognize male infertility amidst its persisted rise worldwide. This study is certainly insightful given that sperm-related infertility challenges around forty percentage of couples who are having problems getting pregnant naturally.”

“Through this new finding, we will be able to share this dietary fact with couples and acquire better outcomes. Men with bad sperm quality can also even strive to eat the suggested amount of antioxidants in their every day diet,” Dr Laura said.

According to Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director of IVI clinics in the Middle East, motility issues and abnormalities in the shape or vitality of the sperm may be caused by low production, infections or modifications in the number of chromosomes and DNA fragmentation. Besides the more distinguished reasons like consanguinity, Vitamin D deficiency and obesity, other popular medical stipulations such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and kidney disorder can have a similar effect, as can certain medications, drug use, tobacco, and stress.”

Men are recommended to perform sperm evaluation to effectively and accurately determine their condition. Results from the sperm analysis procedure are usually available within a couple of days and tests may also be repeated to confirm the findings. Dr. Laura similarly mentioned that having sperm problems is a generally encountered scenario with accurate possibilities to be solved, which includes in vitro fertilisation and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).




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