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Antioxidants found to boost male fertility

Researchers found men who took antioxidants were four times more likely to have kids versus those who didn't.

January 19, 2011 12:36:21 AM PST
As many as one in 20 men are affected by decreased fertility, also sometimes called subfertility. A new study suggests taking antioxidants may help improve the situation.

About 80 percent of subfertility issues in men are due to cell damage, sometimes caused by oxidation.

Based on a review of about 1,200 couples, researchers found that men who took antioxidants such as vitamin E, zinc and magnesium were four times more likely to have kids versus those who didn't.


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