Saturday, April 9, 2011
Bone health may affect male fertility
Sex steroids in men have well known functions in reproduction and fertility, specifically the ‘male’ hormone testosterone. A lesser known function is the effect of testosterone and other steroid hormones on the development of the skeleton. In March 2011, a group led by researchers at Columbia University reported a previously unknown bidirectional regulation between the gonads and skeleton in men. Read more about the newly discovered influence of bone on sperm production.