A new study has found that the low carb/keto diet can increase the sperm quality and count in obese men.
The case study observed two obese men who lost weight by following low carb/keto diet and found that there was a significant improvement in their sperm count and quality. The study was done by Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil and was presented at the 2020 European and Internal Obesity Congress.
In the first case, the participant lost around 27 kilos in three months after following the diet. His body fat percentage dropped from 42 per cent to 34 per cent.
The sperm quality improved by nearly 100 per cent based on the percentage of motile sperm in the test sample. The testosterone levels also increased more than double.
The second participant lost around 9 kilos in three months and his body fat percentage dropped from 26 per cent to 21 per cent. The sperm quality also improved but the sperm count increased drastically with over 100 million more sperm tested in the final test sample.
Though the study was a very small scale one to draw any concrete conclusion, there are existing evidences that support the notion that a low carb/keto diet can benefit sexual health and increased intake of fat can support healthy sperm levels. Older studies have also linked higher levels of dietary fat intake to increased risk of testosterone.