A meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of body mass index on sperm parameters in infertile men Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To assess the effects of overweight (25< BMI< 30) and obesity (BMI> 30) on semen parameters in infertile men based on the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) manual for laboratory examination of human semen. Design A systematic search was conducted using MEDLINE/PubMed, SJU discover and Google Scholar to identify all relevant studies published from 2010 to 2017 (March) corresponding to the release of the 2010 WHO manual. Participants were infertile men from IVF/Male Infertility clinics. The outcome measures were semen volume, sperm count, motility, morphology, and total progressive motile sperm count (TPMSC). Clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) and live birth rate (LBR) assessed in couples following ART were used as outcome measures to evaluate fecundity. Materials and Methods Each semen parameter was evaluated separately and …

publication date

  • September 30, 2017