The condition of the bones affects the reproductive function of men

Scientists have found that the most important role in the regulation of sexual function men plays his skeleton. Protein osteocalcin, which is contained in the bones, the body needs to produce the hormone testosterone.

During the experiments on mice, scientists have found that male rodents, in the bones of the skeleton are not developed osteocalcin, had weaker reproductive function. Studies have found that high levels of osteocalcin bone improves the production of testosterone hormone, which directly affects the quality of fertilization. If you have a low number of osteocalcin, the testosterone level also decreases, resulting in poor quality of sperm, thereby impairing the ability of oplodotvoreniya.

Taking into account the fact that the hormone system of humans and mice have many common features, scientists have suggested that such effects low osteocalcin has on men. This explains the fact that some couples cannot have children. May be this discovery will help to gain infertile couples the joy a parent feels.

Before the interconnectedness between reproductive function and skeleton were considered unilaterally, i.e. experts were only interested in how the sex glands affect bone health. Taking into account the fact that the bodies are interconnected, and this relationship does not have a single focus, the scientists decided to investigate feedback effects, this time the condition of the bones on sexual function.

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