Body mass index in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormones in New Zealand men: a cross-sectional study in fertility clinics.

@article{Macdonald2013BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormones in New Zealand men: a cross-sectional study in fertility clinics.},
  author={Allan Andrew Macdonald and Alistair W Stewart and Cynthia Farquhar},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={
          3178-87
        }
}
STUDY QUESTION Is there an association between body mass index (BMI) and routine semen analysis parameters in adult men? SUMMARY ANSWER No significant correlation was found between BMI and semen parameters measured with the exception of normal sperm morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Multiple cross-sectional studies have found inconsistent results, with two meta-analyses finding no correlation between BMI and semen parameters. A relationship between BMI and male reproductive hormones… CONTINUE READING

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