- Less testosterone leads to lower-quality sperm. This makes it harder for them to find and fertilise an egg.
- A decrease in testosterone can also make you feel tired and reduce your libido, making you less willing or able to have sex.
Being overweight or obese also increases your risk of developing health problems that can cause erectile dysfunction. These include heart disease, diabetes, raised blood pressure and raised cholesterol.
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- Overweight men are 11% more likely than men with a healthy weight to have a low sperm count
- Obese men were 42 percent more likely to have a low sperm count
The good news is that losing weight may improve the quality of your sperm. Try making some simple lifestyle changes, such as cutting down on fatty foods and taking more exercise, and speak to your GP for more advice.