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Friday, September 26, 2008

Beware of anti-depressant

According to studies, drugs taken by millions of men to alleviate depression may affect their fertility.

When I read the whole article, it seems that experts have not proven it yet. Though it really has a possible effect on sperm quality.

35 healthy volunteers who provided sperm samples before and during paroxetine treatment were tested. Paroxetineone of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the UK. Under the microscope, there appeared to be not much difference between the "before" and "after" samples, with the shape and movement of sperm apparently normal in both samples. Continuation...

So guys, just be cautious if you want to have children.



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