Researcher: The More Muscular A Man, The Lower His Fertility Level
Mirwaners! Not only women, men are now also chasing their body goals ; the more muscular they are, then the more attractive they are. Many of them pass through 'short cuts' other than do sport to form their muscles.
Generally this 'shortcut' involves taking steroids to trigger muscle formation. The bad news, the researcher says their fertility levels can also be affected by this drug. This condition is referred to as the Mossman-Pacey paradox, named from the researcher who first described it. This paradox was discovered after many couples were very difficult to have child, and most of these men were muscular.
"They try to look handsome, like the peak of evolution. But they make themselves not connected with evolutionary meaning itself, because there are no sperm when they ejaculate," explained Dr. James Mossman of Brown University in the United States, quoted from the BBC.
Anabolic steroids are generally used by bodybuilders. Its function mimics the effects of male testosterone in the body and is used as a performance-enhancing drug to increase muscle growth. Prof. Allan Pacey from the University of Sheffield added that it is very ironic that men go to the gym to look amazing and to attract women but unconsciously reduce their fertility.
Besides hormones, anabolic steroids also deceive the brain's pituitary gland by thinking that the testicles will also increase in 'strength'. This gland reacts by shutting down the production of two hormones FSH and LH, which are key hormones that encourage sperm production.
I’m lucky I never use steroid to build my muscle. So, you know, I’m still “strong” and have good fertility , of course :D