PESTICIDES AFFECT FERTILITY
TRYING to improve a man’s diet could indirectly reduce his chances of starting a family. A study of 155 men found those who ate the most fruit and vegetables containing high pesticide residue levels had a 49% lower sperm count than those who consumed the least. The study, in the journal Human Reproduction, found men with the highest intake of pesticide-heavy fruit and vegetables had a sperm count of 86 million sperm per sample compared with
171 million for those whose consumption was lowest.