Effect of yeasts on fertility explored

Tehran (ISNA) - The Columbian scientists at Universidad de Antioquia have studied the effects of yeasts on the decrease of sperm’s quality and published their findings in Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, affiliated to Jahad Daneshgahi.

The contact of some living organisms including Candida albicans with sperm’s plasma may alter the quality of sexual cells and affect both the fertility of males and females. Yet, these effects had not been explored prior to the present study. SinaPress reported.

The team sought to measure the effects of C. albicans and C. glabrata (belonged to the genus Candida) on sperm’s quality.

Here, 35 sperm samples were donated by healthy volunteers of between 18 and 32 years of age. The entire samples featured sperm parameters equal to or higher than the standard set by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010

Scientists found that C. albicans significantly reduced the stability of sperm by up to 45%; also, C. glabrata reduced the sperm’s stability by up to 42%.

The findings indicate that sperm’s changes occurring due to Candida yeasts ought to be accounted as significant in pregnancy counseling.

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