Healthy Seminal Fluid Necessary For Healthy Offspring
There was a recent study done using rats to study seminal fluid. The results were pretty interesting. I’ll try to wrap them up quickly and neatly for you.
Scientists have come up with a sound theory that correlates unhealthy males seminal fluid to unhealthy offspring causing a variety of problems. This may seem obvious, but there’s more to it.
Dr.Robertson say “The male is contributing alot more than just the sperm that fertilizes the egg.”
It is known that the mothers stress levels, diet, infections and personal habits play a critical role in the health of the offspring. New studies have shown that the fathers also play a critical role.
Dr.Robertson and his colleagues went on to develop there theory and found that the male plays a very important role in the development of metabolic disorders like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Good news fat people it’s not all your fault – science says so!
Apart from sperm, semen mostly consists of seminal fluid (That’s the watery part that isn’t sticky.) and it’s created from the prostate gland and seminal vesicles.
Robertson and his partners removed these seminal fluid producing parts in his lab mice.
Only 1/4 of those matings resulted in pregnancies in which resulted with fewer offspring than usual.
Robertson notes: “There was a major reduction in the male fertility.”
Also, offspring from the seminal fluid deficient males were much smaller at birth, but at puberty they grew significantly chubbier in the belly area.
“The offspring were on average 5% larger than the control” The males were affected much more than the females as well.
“In the male offspring, this was associated with a 72% rise in stomach fat and a 20% rise in each fat cell.
The mice hormone panels revealed that they had slower metabolic rates than control group mice, reduced glucose tolerance. In people all of these signs are associated with type 2 diabetes.
Dr.Robertson made a few notes on seminal fluid signals. Including these few key points here:
“If the seminal fluid is deficient it can’t do that job.”
He was referring to the job of providing signals that seminal fluid gives off in the females reproductive tract.
This was found during a variety of complex tests.
They first removed the female mouse embryos who had been inseminated by a male mouse that was seminal fluid deficient.
“They grew much better in vitro suggesting there was something bad about the tract that we were releasing them from,” said Robertson.
In testing this hypothesis the researchers replaced regular embryos, sired by regular males, into the same females, and found discovered the development of those embryos was affected as well.
“We could impart the adverse effect on the offspring simply by exposing them to the female tract.”, Robertson stated.
The researchers found that healthy seminal fluid turned on growth factors that support the growth of the embryo and turn those that are bad for it.
“The embryos have to get the right signals to grow the right way.” Said Robertson.
Relevance To Humans
Since the anatomy of mice and men (so to speak) is drastically different, these findings are difficult to extrapolate accurately.
However, the premise still applies.
Low, unhealthy amounts of seminal fluid in males will in fact result in offspring that have symptoms resembling type 2 diabetes and obesity characteristics.
Moral of this study, lads…? eat healthy, stay fit and active and stay away from fast food. make sure your swimmers are swimming in plenty of seminal fluid.