Endocrine disrupting xenoestrogens in fish may be interfering with male fertility.
Anyways, when you hear about “environmental estrogens” and male fertility they’re not talking about phytoestrogens, they’re talking about xenoestrogens, these humanmade chemicals like PCBs, pesticides that can have estrogenic effects. Where are they found the most? Fish. So it follows that “The highest…concentrations were found in urban fish eaters, followed by rural fish eaters, [then] urban vegetarians, and with the lowest levels in rural vegetarians.”
Here are the sperm counts, fisheaters versus vegetarians.
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For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Mercury Testing Recommended Before Pregnancy, Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue, Why Are Children Starting Puberty Earlier?, and Male Fertility and Dietary Pollutants.