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Weight-loss surgery could make men INFERTILE: Semen abnormalities occur in MORE THAN half of obese males after the procedure

Weight-loss surgery could make men infertile, new research suggests.

Semen abnormalities occur in 57.1 per cent of men after having bariatric surgery, a study found.

Only four per cent of the study’s 79 participants fathered children after having the procedure, compared to 13 per cent before, the research adds. 

Dr Edward Lin, editor-in-chief of the journal Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, which published the study, said: ‘This study is one important piece in solving the puzzle of male infertility.

‘The challenge is to see if correcting hormonal and micronutrient aberrations are enough to reverse male infertility.’

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