A new study has found that sugar-sweetened drinks like soda may lower semen quality.
Researchers found that low sperm motility, or sperm movement, was associated with the high consumption of sugary drinks in healthy men who are lean. They did not find any relationship between sugary drink consumption and sperm motility in men who are obese.
The semen of 189 men between the ages of 18 and 22 from Rochester, NY were analyzed by researchers. The participants received a physical exam and answered a questionnaire about their health habits and diet. They also provided a semen sample.