- A well-toned physique is attractive, but if you’re taking “special substances” to get those washboard abs, you might be compromising your fertility.
We’ve all heard that testosterone and other steroids can mess up your body—and fertility—with long-term risks like plummeting sperm counts, shrunken testicles, and even tumors. But some over-the-counter nutritional supplements that aim to build muscles also contain compounds that can be converted to testosterone in the body . . . meaning lowered sperm count. Paul Turek, M.D., professor of urology at the University of California, San Francisco, points out that extra testosterone can make the body shut down on its own hormone production, sperm included. READ MORE»
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