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*** On Men’s Fertility

Fertility starts declining around the age of forty and its downward path is more swift among those who drink, smoke, take drugs and are overweight.

Age and lifestyle factors affect the quality of sperm and the chances of fatherhood. Sperm count had been the standard test of fertility for men but bent that doctors were coming round to viewing DNA breakages in sperm as significant factor.

If more than twenty percent of sperm is fragmented the chances of a partner becoming pregnant is significantly reduced. The usual lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and being overweight were linked to DNA damage.

This is one of the main reasons that when a man hits forty the chance of his partner in her thirties conserving either naturally is halved and there’s extremely little awareness of this sort has been done and its hard to convince men that this is one of the important part of the assessment process.

A change in lifestyle could boost the sperm quality and aid procreation, but not delaying having children was always the best bet. The bottom line in all of this, is that couples should consider conceiving earlier when their fertility is at optimum levels, the report said.

*** On Canned Drinks

Some people still believed that soft drink cans are unsafe because of Biophenal-A (BPA) a chemical used in packaging and coating all metal food and beverages cans.

In addition to, BPA is used in a number of products: shatter resistant bottles, medical devices, sports safety equipment, compact disc covers, so there’s no need to single out soft drink cans as unsafe. This chemical serves as guard against contamination and extend the shelf life of foods and beverages.

According to the Food Products Association (FPA) ” Most scientific authorities agree there is no public health concern about cans lined with epoxy coatings that help preserve their contents.” In a “Reproductive Technology” article has stated that BPA caused health problems.

However, this is revoked by the American Beverage Association. “Biophenal A have been studied extensively and at low levels, has been determined to be safe by regulatory authorities worldwide including recent reviews in the United States, Europe, Japan, German and United Kingdom.

One of the experiments conducted to test the safety of BPA is the multilevel exposure studies involving laboratory animals that are specifically designed to detect adverse health effects even at very low doses. And the end results BPA is safe.

Additionally, The American Beverages Association (ABA) has also cleared plastic bottles from this supposed health threats. Non alcoholic beverage industry uses plastic bottles that are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and not contain Biophenal A (BPA).

Biophenal A is virtually eliminated during the curing process. Will be BPA in the can affect the soft drink? The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) confirmed the absence of BPA in soft drinks. ”

Under intentional exaggerated conditions experts have concluded that human exposure to these substances from food packaging is minimal and poses no risk”, according to USFDA.

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