Men’s Sperm Health May Be Affected by Childhood Trauma

Men’s Sperm Health May Be Affected by Childhood Trauma

When a relationship enters the “let’s start a family” phase, men may think about losing weight, exercising, and doing all those other activities known to boost sperm health. However, recent research suggests that what happens much earlier in a man’s life also matters — for his sperm, and possibly for his children. In a new study, researchers found that stress during childhood affected men’s sperm decades later. In mice, the effects of these kinds of changes showed up in both the offspring and the next generation, the “grandmice.” In the study, a team led by researchers at Tufts University measured...

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