Sperm head defects and disturbances in spermatozoal chromatin and DNA integrities in idiopathic infertile subjects: association with cigarette smoking.

OBJECTIVES To evaluate sperm chromatin and DNA integrities in idiopathic infertile men and determine the possible association(s) of cigarette smoking on oxidative stress markers, antioxidant capacity and semen quality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Semen samples from men referring to the andrology laboratory were categorized into 3 groups: fertile non-smokers (n… CONTINUE READING