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    Scots have the best sperm in Europe, says study

    Scottish men are the most sexually potent in Europe, according to a new study of sperm quality.

    The research found Edinburgh men's sperm quality is 15% higher than that of the continent's traditional lovers from Paris.

    Men from Turku in Finland came second, those from Copenhagen in Denmark came third while the male inhabitants of Paris came fourth.

    The study into regional differences - the first of its kind - follows concern about falling levels of sperm quality.

    Causes are thought to range from smoking to pesticides on food and in the air, to sitting down for long periods - which affects long-distance lorry drivers in particular.

    Scientists looked at samples from more than 1,000 30-year-old men who'd lived in the target cities for most of their lives.

    Those from Edinburgh had the highest proportion of motile sperm, which successfully reaches the egg. English men weren't included in the survey.

    Dr Stewart Irvine of the Centre for Reproductive Biology at Edinburgh, said: "Some regional differences were quite wide. We'll now need to find out what is causing this."

    The findings are reported in the current issue of Oxford University's Human Reproduction magazine.
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    One thousand Scottish men are being approached to answer one of the most vexing questions of the past decade: are sperm counts declining? A variety of studies have suggested sperm counts are dropping, and that pollution may be to blame. So the Scottish health service is enlisting a thousand men, chosen at random. Each man will be asked to contribute semen and mail it to a central facility for the sperm counts. The counts will then be compared for different locations throughout the country, looking for any link between pollution and lower sperm counts. The key to this trial is a special preservative. It'll keep the sperm alive for 48 hours long enough for them to survive their trip through the postal system. It also brings a whole new meaning to the term "male order".
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    New Studies: Scotland



    The researchers in Scotland completed their study in response to

    criticism of Carlsen's 1992 historical analysis of 62 sperm-count

    studies, showing a 50% reduction in 50 years.  They had records

    for 3729 semen donors born between 1940 and 1969 and they

    examined these by statistical techniques chosen to avoid the

    (controversial) criticisms that had been leveled at Carlsen's

    work.  They found an apparent decline in sperm count from 128

    million per cc (in men born in the 1940s) to 75 million in men

    born in the late 1960s, a 41% loss.  "Thus we do not accept that

    the evidence for a fall in sperm concentrations is unconvincing,"

    they concluded.



    Several researchers have noted that the decline in sperm quality

    (count, motility and normal shape) coincides with an increasing

    incidence of abnormalities of the male genital tract, including

    testicular cancer and cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) in

    various countries.[6]  Such abnormalities have doubled in

    frequency during the past 30 years in many parts of the world.[7]

    In Scotland, for example, testicular cancer has doubled since

    1960 and is striking a younger population (ages 15 to 44) every

    year.  The cause of these increasing abnormalities remains a

    mystery.



    One clue that may tie all the threads of evidence together is the

    record of what happened to the sons of women who were given a

    synthetic hormone, diethylstilbestrol (DES), during the 1950s and

    1960s.  About a million American women were given DES as a

    "morning after" pill to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy.

    Their sons have shown an increase in genital tract abnormalities,

    AND reduced sperm count.



    There is confirming data from animal experiments as well.

    Pregnant female rats given a single, very low, dose of dioxin on

    the 15th day of gestation, produce male offspring that have

    genital tract abnormalities (particularly undescended testicles)

    and that have a low sperm count after they mature.[8]  Dioxin

    does much of its toxic work by acting as an estrogen-like hormone.



    Thus, although it remains a hypothesis that estrogen-mimicking

    chemicals are causing the observed changes in the male

    reproductive tract, it is a hypothesis that is being taken very

    seriously by a large number of scientists world-wide; they are

    working aggressively to confirm its truth or falsehood.



    It is, after all, an important matter for the future of the human

    species.  The reported sperm loss appears to be occurring

    world-wide. The report in February in the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF

    MEDICINE ends this way: "The significant decline in the

    concentration of sperm during the past 20 years in the Paris area

    may be related to an interaction of the age of the [sperm] donors

    and the chronologic period [in which they are living] that in

    turn could implicate factors affecting all the inhabitants of an

    area, such as the water supply or environmental pollution."

                                                    --Peter Montague


    You gotta feel sorry for the scots!!!

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    i have loads of sperm.

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    does that mean they have bigger balls too LP9??




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    Originally posted by Spider_dude@6 January 2004 - 15:52
    i have loads of sperm.
    come to daddy
    love yourself

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    Best Sperm In Europe EH???

    READ THIS THEN...

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    LONDON (AFP) - Male sperm counts have fallen by almost a third since 1989, with factors such as drinking and obesity possibly to blame, according to a British study.
    
    
    A survey of 7,500 men who attended the Aberdeen Fertility Centre in northern Scotland between 1989 and 2002 brought alarming findings, researchers said Monday. 
    
    
    Analysis of sperm samples showed that in men with what is considered a "normal" concentration of sperm -- defined as over 20 million sperm per millilitre of semen -- the average sperm count fell by 29 percent. 
    
    
    This "must cause some concern and needs to be explained", said Dr Siladitya Bhattacharya, who led the research project. 
    
    
    "There could be a number of lifestyle factors which could play a role in this," he said. 
    
    
    "It just highlights the need for research to discover what these reasons might be, as well as the need for further studies elsewhere in the country to see if they support our results." 
    
    
    Drug use, alcohol, smoking and obesity have all been linked to a decline in sperm counts, as well as pesticides and other chemicals in the environment. 
    
    
    In 1986, Scotland was affected by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but Bhattacharya said it was "almost impossible" to say for certain whether this or any other individual factor was to blame. 
    
    
    It could also not be concluded that there had been a fall in male fertility, as factors other than just sperm count played a part, he added. 
    
    
    "There has been an increase in men seeking treatment for male infertility, but whether this is due to a significant increase in this condition or because men are more aware of new techniques which have been developed to help them, we cannot say."
    Did you notice the bit about where these tests were taken?

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    Actually latest study's proved scottish men's spermcount has decreased 40-50 % over the last decade.
    I did read it in my paper this morning!!

    Don't know about the balls, though!

    Maybe i should study those.......

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    can i just say shouldn't the title be scottish men fetile or not, cos vertile doesn't make sense.

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