This suggests better testicular function among the fish-oil-taking guys, which is a good thing, as some scientists hold that mens semen quality has been tanking in the past 50 to 70 years. And according to data cited by this study, about 40 to 50 percent of fertility issues are due to male factors. Even if youre not concerned about fertility right now, sperm health can be an indicator of your overall health, so its worth paying attention to (see more about that here ).

So this is promising. Taking fish oil is an easy and popular thing to do. And we like easy and healthy things to do. But this is definitely not the last word on all of this. First of all, its a recall studyso the guys werent put on fish oil; they just had to say whether they took it regularly for the past 60 days, so theres no guarantee they remembered right. And second, the number of guys who actually took these supplements was pretty low.

So heres the thing: If you take fish oil supplements already, then you may be getting this great benefit. If not, its hard to say whether this is enough evidence to suggest you jump on them. One step, if you want to try to reap the healthy benefits of fish oil, is to start eating more actual fish ( some research has found this to boost sperm count as well). Its easierand tastierthan you think. Let us show you how to buy fish , and the easiest way to cook salmon .