Sperm Count as a Predictor of Overall Health

A Danish study examining data on male health from 1977 through 2010 establishes that low sperm count is a predictor of both cardiovascular disease and of risk of hospitalization from all causes.

Sperm count isn’t part of a standard physical exam, but perhaps it should be.

  • It might provide initial evidence of disease before other symptoms become obvious.
  • It might provide a better tool for insurers is estimating claims risk, allowing them to price health insurance more accurately.

Sources: Tabassam Latif, Tina Kold Jensen, Jesper Mehlsen, Stine Agergaard Holmboe, Louise Brinth, Kirsten Pors, Sven Olaf Skouby, Niels Jørgensen, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, “Semen quality is a predictor of subsequent morbidity. A Danish cohort study of 4,712 men with long-term follow-up,” American journal of epidemiology. 2017 May 11 [Epub ahead of print].




  1. I do believe all of the ideas you have presented on your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very quick for starters. May just you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.


    • Some post are much longer than others, and I track the number of readers who view and comment on them. It wasn’t clear to me whether people preferred shorter or longer posts. Thank you for your input.


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