Junk Food Makes Young Guys Infertile, Study Says

Scientists probably don’t conduct studies to promote chalupas as passive birth control. Still, young, sexually active men who want to do discourage their sperm from making them fathers may justify eating more fast food due to findings that junk food can lower the quality of sperm.

The Sun reports a study by Harvard University and a Spanish institution found that men ages 18 to 22 who ate a high amount of junk food were less fertile than others. Regardless of physical fitness, the poor eaters produced sperm that was less likely to survive on the way to egg fertilization.

A Japanese study also released this week found men who exercised moderately produce more durable sperm than those who didn’t. Rarely is there so much encouraging news for those who fear fatherhood and want to justify lounging around and munching fries.

Junk Food Makes Fit Lads Infertile [The Sun]


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  1. Wasp is like Requiem for a Dream without the cheery bits says:

    This is relevant to my interests.

  2. Amaras says:

    So junk food + A generic MMORPG account now = 100% birth control?

    • dosdelon says:

      Given that they probably don’t have anyone to sleep with, I would have to agree.

    • Torgonius wants an edit button says:

      It pretty much always has, now there’s science to back it up.

    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      Given that it’s a common joke (and true in some cases) that male MMO addicts often prefer to continue gaming rather than experience live, in-person human contact with a willing female … yeah, having an MMORPG subscription can be pretty effective in preventing children. Until there’s a power outage.

      • pythonspam says:

        ” live, in-person human contact with a willing female”

        But they still prefer contact with an unwilling female over video games?

    • dolemite says:

      We need to get some computers and Doritos down to the ghetto, pronto.

      • Shouhdes says:

        As someone else pointed out, less fertile does not equal INfertile. Lower Quality Sperm=Lower Quality People, the last thing we need in our inner city youth.

        I shudder to think if its even possible, but I don’t like the risk.

  3. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    Um. It doesn’t make them infertile … just less fertile. There is a world of difference.

    Also, if men want to reduce their fertility even further, they should wear tight jeans and spend lots of time in a hot tub.

    But if they really, really want to be safe … USE CONTRACEPTIVES. Because reduced fertility IS NOT infertility.

    • LanMan04 says:

      Yeah, I found that out the hard way. :(

      At least I was married! I like to think of it as a jumpstart on life, so I won’t be one of those 60-year-old guys with a kid in High School. Now I just have to live long enough and save enough $ to enjoy my retirement, sine I’ve “front-loaded” my life. Which I’m sure will greatly reduce my lifetme earnings/success. Ah well.

  4. Rainicorn with baby bats says:

    Junk food makes stupid sperms. :(

  5. JennyCupcakes misses her grandson says:

    And I was using condoms like a sucker!

  6. Cat says:

    I knew there was a biological reason why, after three kids, I just want to sit on the couch and suck down soda and chips all day.

  7. obits3 says:

    So basically, unhealthy food makes your bodily systems unhealthy.

  8. pop top says:

    And who says that we don’t have birth control for men?

    • FreeMarketFan says:

      Wish there was a thing.

      If I could take a pill once a month to make sure my boys couldn’t swim, I’d be all about it. I’d make a terrible father at this juncture in my life, I’m not ready and I don’t want to place extra stress on my loved ones.

      • Coffee says:

        I find that by the time I’ve finished my eleventh courage cocktail at the bar, and I finally take off my ski mask, the whole issue of birth control becomes a moot point. The few women who still want to sleep with me are usually so horribly mutated that I suspect conception would be impossible. Also, I drink vodka and Mountain Dews and wear a thong to keep my tadpole count low, just in case.

    • JennyCupcakes misses her grandson says:

      I DO


  9. TheUncleBob says:

    Something else to put on the Fruit Roll Ups package…

  10. Blueskylaw says:

    It’s OK honey, I’m using protection (chalupa burp).

  11. blogger X says:

    Doritos and Mountain Dew FTW!

  12. Cat says:

    Okay, seriously. I’m not concerned about the fertility issue myself (I’m fixed) but when I stopped eating junk food I also had increased performance and libido. I also lost weight.

    But dammit, I still love me some junk food.

  13. CrankyOwl says:

    Junk food. Bad for your junk?

  14. lehrdude says:

    I KNEW these kids couldn’t be mine!!!

  15. samonela says:

    Instead of unlimited quantities of alcohol…the producers of Jersey Shore should be supplying unending caches of junk food on set.

  16. Mr. Bill says:

    That is why I only eat raw meat.

  17. nocturnaljames says:

    This is obvious. If you don’t eat healthy, your body is less healthy, including your sperm.

  18. Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

    The best birth control is a giant pair of plastic framed glasses from the Army.

  19. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Then why do trailer trash have 30 kids?

  20. DCwiExplorer says:

    I don’t think humanity is in any danger of extinction due to infertility.

  21. brinks says:

    My fiance drinks a disgusting amount of Mountain Dew. I used to give him hell about it until someone told me it could lower his sperm count.

    Now I say drink away, honey.

  22. crispyduck13 says:

    Well hey there Natural Selection. About time your lazy ass got back from vacation.

  23. Scamazon says:

    Seriously. Is there a study on who conducts these studies?

  24. BlkSwanPres says:

    I am gonna call BS on this considering how many people are breeding.

  25. MikeM_inMD says:

    Correlation does not equal causation. How do they know there wasn’t something that caused poor sperm and a desire for “junk” food?