11 Jan '12, 2pm

Boost sperm quality with sushi dinner - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Gents, if you want your swimmers to get some tail action, best tuck into a plate of fish. To understand the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in male fertility, it’s important to understand the anatomy of sperm. As researchers from the University of Illinois explain it, normal sperm are composed of a cap-like structure that surrounds the anterior end of the sperm head called the acrosome. It’s here, in the cap, where the enzymes needed to successfully penetrate an egg are housed and concentrated. But in order for the sperm to develop this arch or cap-like structure and the rest of the building blocks needed to fuse the rest of the sperm together -- pointy head and extra long tail -- sperm need a certain omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the study, announced Monday, found. “Without DHA, this vital structure doesn't form and sperm cells don't work," said ...

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