By Bola Kougbe
Researchers at the Department of Growth and Reproduction, University of Copenhagen, have said that men who spend five or more hours watching TV daily, risk 29 percent lower sperm concentration and 34 percent lower sperm count than men who don’t.
The team was led by Laerke Priskom, who noted that antioxidant enzymes that are normally sparked by physical activity and can help protect the developing sperm cells against damage, will be absent once an individual embraces sedentary lifestyle.
“It’s possible that all the stillness increases the temperature in the scrotum, which can mess with sperm production.
“The lack of exercise could also be blamed”, he said.
Also, the experts said that research on whether sedentary lifestyle interferes with testicular function, semen quality and reproductive hormones was still ongoing.