Harvard Study Finds Eating Bacon Can Lower Your Sperm Count

Meat-eating males, pay attention, because you have a very, very difficult choice to make. A depressing Harvard University study has found that men who regularly eat processed meats like ham, sausages, hamburgers, mince and delicious, delicious bacon have a significantly lower sperm count than those that don’t.

With the Telegraph reporting that “on average, those who ate the equivalent of less than a rasher of bacon a day had 30 per cent more normal sperm than those who ate higher quantities of processed meats,” carnivores now face a pretty hefty, potentially life-altering dilemma: Bacon, maybe, or makin’ babies? The study examined 156 couples who were facing difficulty conceiving, and compared their diets to the size, shape, quantity and quality of sperm the men were producing.

Piscavores, you’re in the clear, with the same report finding that men who “ate a portion of white fish every other day had a similar edge over those who ate foods like cod more rarely.”

Via The Telegraph