Lifestyle and environmental determinants associated with the seminogram and other parameters related to male fertility: LED-FERTYL



Infertility affects approximately 15% of the world’s population, with male factors being responsible for 40-50% of these infertility cases. Moreover, it has been seen that in recent decades this problem has worsened. Different factors of the exposome have been postulated to be responsible for the decrease in reproductive capacity, among which environmental and lifestyle factors stand out. Dietary and environmental determinants, physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking or excess consumption of alcohol or certain drugs have been related to different chronic diseases. However, the relationship of these factors to reproductive health has been less studied.

Main objective

To identify dietary and other lifestyle-related determinants associated with sperm quality, and to analyze possible mechanisms explaining these associations (body composition, insulin resistance, oxidation/inflammation, DNA-level and cellular aging-related consequences) that may contribute to increased risk of male infertility.

Where we are…

Human Nutrition Unit
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences- Rovira i Virgili University (URV)
C/ Sant Llorenç, 21 – 43201 Reus


Phone number: (+34) 977 759313