Infertile Men Have Higher Risk of Diabetes, Osteoporosis
Men with low sperm counts are at higher risk of metabolic disease in later years, according to a study just presented at the European Association of Urology 2016 Congress in Munich, Germany, and recently published in Clinical Endocrinology. About 15% of all couples experience infertility, and about half the time, this is due to male infertility. Studies have shown a link between men with poor semen quality and a lower life expectancy, but the link is unexplained and no biochemical markers have been discovered.
@snehashish it is not yet known to what degree young subfertile men present with signs of hypogonadism and whether low testosterone concentration, as in older men, is associated with risk of osteoporosis and metabolic derangements in those subjects. Subfertile men with subnormal testosterone concentration presented with higher triglycerides and signs of insulin resistance as well as increased risk of manifest metabolic syndrome compared with subfertile men with testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels within the normal range.