Does Tofu Affect a Man’s Sperm Count?

who like to eat soy products such as tofu should be careful. According to a number of media reports in the United States recently, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health once again made it clear that if you eat soybean products every day, your sperm count will drop significantly.

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The study was done by Dr. George Chavarro of the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2000 to 2006, the researchers followed 99 men. The results of the study were surprising: Men who ate soy products every day had only 41 million sperm per milliliter of semen, which was significantly lower than men who ate less soy products. It is understood that the number of sperm per milliliter of semen is less than 20 million, which means that the concentration of sperm is too low and it is easy to infertility. Furthermore, the link was stronger in obese men.

Chavarro believes that soy products have adverse effects on the male reproductive system, especially sperm production. Soybean and its products are rich in isoflavone phytoestrogens. If you take too much, it will naturally affect the level of male hormones in men, resulting in a series of adverse consequences.

Some andrology experts in our country have also suggested that eating too many soybean products will affect the sperm count of men. In the past 5 years, an expert has been paying attention to this problem. He also found that men who often eat soy products are 3.46 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than those who don’t.

However, according to the British “Guardian” report on July 29, the Soybean Protein Association, which represents the British soybean food processing industry, stated that there is no conclusive evidence that soybeans are harmful to human health, and the amount of soybeans consumed in daily life is not at all . Risk of increased estrogen in men. Experts believe that eating soybean products in moderation is the best way to avoid hidden health risks for men. The so-called “appropriate amount” refers to eating less than 3 times a week, about 100 grams each time.