Decline in western man is on the way to extinction

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by timojin, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Western man sperm count is on the declin

    (CNN)Sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealandare plunging, according to a new analysis published Tuesday.

    Among these men there has been a 52% decline in sperm concentration and a 59% decline in total sperm count over a nearly 40-year period ending in 2011, the analysis, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, said.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/health/sperm-counts-declining-study/index.html
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    The title you have given this thread is not supported by the article you cite. It is a metastudy (a study of other studies) and simply shows a decline in sperm count without any attempt to establish what factors are associated with it, or what effect it has on birthrate in practice.

    Decline in sperm count in industrialised societies has been known for a long time. There has been speculation about endocrine disruptors in the environment, though to my knowledge nobody has yet identified a positive link. I note the article also speculates about obesity. I do not think we can draw many conclusions from this, except that, as they say, it does suggest that further research on what the causes may be seems worthwhile.

    I would like to see a study in Japan. There, we have another long-industrialised society, exposed to most of the same environmental chemicals, but with different diet and culture. I suspect that might tell us a lot.
     
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  5. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting reading

    http://www2.oakland.edu/biology/lindemann/spermfacts.htm

    My question would be

    given such information over the time frame given

    can we conclude that the sperm which managed the herculean task anyway

    were in fact so exhausted by the effort they become a couch potato in adulthood?

    Just saying

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  7. river Valued Senior Member

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    No surprise really .

    The western man has become , alone .
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We can always count on eastern man to come over and console us.
     
  9. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    I saw the title and I knew this was a timojin post...
     
  10. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I'd prefer a Eastern girl thank you very much

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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Less talk, more interracial dating!
     
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