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Walnuts ‘improve sperm health’

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first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Walnuts ‘improve sperm health’ by: – August 16, 2012 Could two handfuls of walnuts a day keep the fertility doctor away?Eating around two handfuls of walnuts a day improves sperm health in young men, a study in the journal Biology of Reproduction suggests.Sperm shape, movement and vitality improved in men who added walnuts to their diet over 12 weeks.The fatty acids found in these nuts are thought to have helped sperm development. It is not known if this would help improve male fertility. About one in six couples are infertile, with 40% of these due to a male factor. Dr Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield said: “It would be relatively easy to poke fun at studies like this, but there is increasing evidence to show that aspects of a man’s diet can affect the number and quality of sperm produced by his testicles.”The researchers say the next step is to work with couples who are attending infertility clinics to determine if placing sub-fertile men, with poor semen quality, on a walnut diet results in better success conceiving. It is thought that infertility in men may be a result of too few sperm being made, or that the sperm have poor swimming ability, size or shape. Walnut supplementThis study involved 117 men between the ages of 21 and 35, who were divided into two groups. One group added 2.6 ounces (75 grams) of whole-shelled walnuts to their daily diet. The other group continued their usual diet but avoided eating tree nuts. Both groups ate a typical Western-style diet.Lead author, Prof Wendie Robbins from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health said: “We found a significant improvement in sperm parameters in the group that consumed the walnuts.Healthy sperm“The men who ate no tree nuts saw no change.”Sperm quality improved in terms of concentration, vitality, movement, shape and chromosome abnormalities.Dr Pacey said: “The study has been well executed and my only criticism would be that the men in the walnut-eating arm of the trial could have altered other aspects of their behaviour to give the results shown in the paper. “A better trial would be to produce tablets of walnut extract that looked identical to a placebo so that the study was completely blind. “In spite of this, the results of the study show a small but statistically significant improvement in sperm health.”These benefits may be down to the fatty acids in the nuts. Co-author Catherine Carpenter, from the UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition said: “Walnuts provide a particularly rich source of a-linolenic acid, a natural plant source of omega-3, which we suspect may have been responsible for the improvements we observed.”The walnuts for the study were supplied by the California Walnut Commission and the study was funded by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health.BBC News Share Tweetcenter_img 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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David Lee Hall

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first_imgDavid Lee Hall, 62 of Ghent, Ky formally of Bennington, IN passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017 at his home. David was born Thursday July 5, 1956 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Daniel Boone and Betty (Zornes) Hall. He had been a diesel mechanic in FL, David enjoyed mechanical work, playing cards, watching TV, playing Santa Claus for family and friends, and spending time with his family.David is survived by sons: David Hall of Sparta, Ky; Joey Hall of FL; daughters: Mistey Davis of Ghent, Ky, Norma (Ben) Dubose of Sparta, Ky; brothers: Donnie, Johnny, Kevin, Ricky, Paul, Ronnie, Danny Hall; Sisters: Sharon Renier, Else Hall Fran Cash.  6 Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Grace Hall, and daughter: Mandy Hall, one brother Cecil Hall.Funeral services will be at 1 PM on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home.   Visitation will be October 24, 2017 Tuesday 11AM-1PM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Family.   Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro, entrusted with the arrangements.  P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, IN 47018, 812-432-5480.last_img read more

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Kindred Group commits to Stockholm ‘Urban Escape’ office migration

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first_img Related Articles Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Submit European online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that it will move its ‘home’ Stockholm office to new premises within the ‘Urban Escape Project’ in central Stockholm, a business property currently being developed by AMF Fastigheter.Updating stakeholders, Kindred details that it has agreed to terms with AMF Fastigheter with a view to move its Stockholm operations to the ‘Urban Escape Project’.Its future office migration will see Kindred Stockholm double its office space from the current 3,000 sqm to 8,000 sqm. Furthermore, Kindred gains a state-of-art working environment for its current and future employees.At present, Kindred employs approximately 1,400 staff globally, of which around 250 are currently based in Stockholm. Updating the media, Kindred governance states that it will likely double its Stockholm in the coming years.Commenting on the corporate update, Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Kindred Group detailed”I am delighted to be able to announce Urban Escape as Kindred’s next home in Stockholm. We are a company at the forefront of our industry with high growth in a market where competition for skilled and ambitious employees is tuff. Through our new base in Stockholm, we will be able to continue our exciting journey and be regarded as one of Stockholm’s most attractive places to work”.Closing is expected to take place during Spring 2019. Tenant & Partner have acted as advisors to Kindred Group.last_img read more

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