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Can men who are a little overweight also have their fertility affected?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/20/2024

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a man is considered overweight when his BMI is between 25 and 30, while obesity appears when the BMI is greater than 30.

Studies focused on the effect that weight gain has on male fertility have shown that the semen parameters of overweight men have similar values ​​to those with a normal BMI (between 18 and 25).

Therefore, men who are slightly overweight do not usually have their sperm quality affected for this specific reason.

Read the full article on: Male sterility and low semen quality due to obesity ( 32).
 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.