Kristen Sparrow • September 08, 2012
The results of this study would seem common sense, thought I don’t really know what “rich in micronutrients” would translate to taking exogenous vitamins exactly. In this study, they correlated taking Vitamin C, and also Vitamin E, zinc and folate. Presumably, a diet rich in vegetables and some fruits, but they ci There was also a recent article looking at the age of the father and autism, so DNA may be the problem
Eating healthy appears to reduce DNA damage for older men
A healthy diet high in micronutrients appears to turn back the clock when it comes to sperm DNA quality in older men, according to new research led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Researchers analyzed the sperm of 80 men between the ages of 22 and 80. They found that men over age 44 who consumed the highest levels of vitamin C had 20 percent less sperm DNA damage than men in that same age bracket who consumed the least amount of the vitamin. Similar findings were true for vitamin E, zinc and folate.
Younger men, however, did not get the same advantage. The study found that younger men who consumed high levels of those vitamins did not have improved sperm quality compared with their peers with a less nutrient-rich diet.