High fat diet can effect male fertility down two generations – Portuguese scientists 

A study involving researchers at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS), in Porto, has concluded that food produces impacts on male fertility that can be transmitted and inherited by two generations. In a statement published yesterday, the institute explained how “our food choices will have consequences on our children and, quite possibly, also on our grandchildren”. Says Lusa, the team has already established in previous research that “excessive fat intake during the early stages of life alters the lipid content and metabolism of the testicles, negatively affecting reproductive capacity during the rest of life” and “resulting in changes that are not reversible with a change to a balanced diet”.This latest study, undertaken in partnership with researchers in Zagreb and London, has been published in the journal “Molecular Nutrition & Food Research”