Alcohol and sperm production

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Diana Lucia does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The main concern surrounding alcohol exposure during pregnancy often relates to well-established evidence of newborns developing a range of behavioural, physical and cognitive disabilities later in life. But recent research is also pointing to a link between alcohol and poor sperm development , meaning the onus is on expectant fathers too. A myriad of studies are showing biological fathers who drink alcohol may have a significant role in causing health problems in their children. Studies are showing paternal alcohol consumption has negative effects at all levels of the male reproductive system.

Can Alcohol Abuse Affect Male Fertility?

Alcohol and fertility

A new outpatient clinic treating anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health issues has launched in Dublin, Ohio. Learn More. Many people are familiar with the fact that alcohol abuse can cause a number of health problems. However, not everyone knows that regular abuse of alcohol can also negatively impact male fertility.

Men: moderate weekly alcohol consumption could lower sperm quality

After coming home from a stressful day at work, cracking open a fresh, cold beer to relax can be tempting. But a new study published in BMJ Open suggests that even a moderate weekly alcohol intake of five units is linked to lower sperm quality in men who are otherwise healthy. According to the research team, including Prof.
Alcohol is known to perturb the feedback mechanisms of hypothalamus—pituitary—gonadal HPG axis resulting in impairment of production and secretion of adequate quantity or potency of luteinizing hormone LH and follicle-stimulating hormone FSH , leading to deterioration of Sertoli cells. The proteins required for spermatogenesis are damaged further resulting in Sertoli cell dysfunction. The Leydig cells are also affected and blood levels of testosterone are also reduced due to decreased production and increased metabolic clearance.