Combined effects of obesity, alcohol and smoking habit on semen quality of 2483 men attending an andrology clinic
Fiol de Cuneo, Marta
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Several factors have been identified as detrimental for sperm physiology (i.e. tobacco, alcohol, obesity, endocrine disruptors, etc); however, none of them can justify seminal decline by itself. Therefore, the objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the combined effects of obesity and tobacco/alcohol consumption on semen quality of men who attended an andrology laboratory in Argentine. Patients (n=2483) were not azoospermic and had no history of toxin exposure (pesticides, radiations, etc) genitourinary diseases or surgeries. Data were analyzed by MANCOVA test, age and abstinence were used as co-variables, and body mass index (normal, overweight or obese), tobacco ( no smoker or smoker) and/or alcohol consumption (non-drinker, moderate drinker -1 glass/day- and heavy drinker -2 to 5 glasses/day-) were used as factors.
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