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PostSubject: Folate may 'keep sperm healthy'   Fri 21 Mar 2008 - 7:45

BBC News (UK) - 20 Mar 2008

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A diet rich in the vitamin folate may protect men against producing abnormal sperm and children with genetic abnormalities, a study suggests.
Researchers found high dietary folate was linked to lower levels of sperm with the wrong number of chromosomes.

Folate, also protective against birth defects, is found in leafy green vegetables, fruit and pulses.

The study, by the University of California, Berkeley, features in the journal Human Reproduction...

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PostSubject: Re: Folate may 'keep sperm healthy'   Mon 31 Mar 2008 - 23:57

Well, this is news. But not. Healthy diet keeps body healthy (including sperm) hehehe. What I find interesting is when doctors say things like "How did she get it/Who did she get it from?" I actually had a doctor ask me this (actually I can't remember his EXACT wording) and I just said, "Well, no-one knows, it's just a freak of nature" and he said, "Oh it was probably maternal as it most commonly is" Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I beg your pardon!!!

Perhaps he was thinking she had translocation DS??

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