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Bacon is bad for male fertility, sperm quality, study says

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(WJLA) - It's one of the world's most beloved breakfast foods. And lunch foods. And dinner foods.

It's also apparently bad for male fertility, according to a new study.

Bacon and other processed meats, such as hamburgers and hot dogs, are believed to make sperm quality in men lower when eaten in high quantities, a Harvard School of Public Health study indicates.

The study's authors conclude that processed meat consumption can decrease a man's sperm quality by about 1.4 percent on average, especially as compared to a person whose diet includes both dark and light-meat fish.

According to the New York Daily News, the researchers surveyed 156 men as part of their survey, which revealed that eating processed meats has a negative effect on "sperm morphology."

You can read the results of the study here.

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