Both current fathers and would-be fathers can agree that health is important. What are some steps fathers can take to be in good health to prepare for kids, and to keep up with the kids once they arrive?
Avoid glyphosate. A study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine found that low dose exposure to Roundup for 30 minutes led to Sertoli cell death in rat testis. Interestingly, the dosage used in the study was 10x more diluted than the recommended dose for herbicide usage, and was still toxic to humans. In similar studies, consequences for sperm included a decline in sperm volume and concentration, as well as a decline in semen initial fructose and osmolality.
Eat organic. On a related note, one of the biggest steps you can take to avoid glyphosate is to eat organic food. Just last year, a study in the British Journal of Nutrition analyzed 343 studies comparing organic food to conventional food. The study found organic food is higher in antioxidants, lower in cadmium, and also lower in pesticide residues.
Exercise. The Annals of Internal Medicine found that much of the erectile dysfunction in older men occurs in those who are healthy. However, modifiable health behaviours like physical activity and leanness reduced the risk for erectile dysfunction in men without prostate cancer. Another study measured Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in young men before and after a sprinting exercise. DHT was elevated after sprinting.