Obesity Linked to Smaller Testes and Possible Infertility
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Boys with obesity have lower testicular volume compared with their normal-weight counterparts, suggesting the potential for fertility problems in adulthood, new data suggest. Testicular volume is a fertility marker directly related to sperm count that has halved in the past 40 years worldwide for unknown reasons. At the same time, childhood obesity has risen dramatically and infertility appears to have risen as well, Rossella Cannarella, MD, of the department of endocrinology and andrology, University of Catania, Italy, said during ENDO 2022: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.