BlackBerry use turns swimmers to sinkers

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headinhand.jpgBad news, guys. Scientists appear to be getting close to confirming one of your greatest fears. Textually.org reports that researchers from Cleveland Clinic are nearing completion of a report that just may prove that too much cell phone use causes infertility in males. You better believe that includes that BlackBerry on your hip that you’re now realizing is sitting dangeroulsy close to the nether-regions.

“At the Reproductive Research Center, Dr. Ashok Agarwal and his team observed 350 men undergoing fertility treatment.

“Those men who used a cell phone for more than 4 hours per day had the biggest decrease in properties in sperm especially the count, quality, and quantity of the sperm,” Dr. Agarwal said. “They are significantly impaired in these men.”

But it’s all in how the material is presented here, guys. Don’t start heading to the sperm bank just yet. There’s way too many variables involved, and I’d imagine that this team of doctors just wants to be the first to confirm the rumours (although Textually links to a number of studies on the subject, including some that “confirm” it already).

I’ve a feeling that this is going to be similar to the Lewis Black bit where he talks about health experts telling us eggs are good for you, then bad for you, then good again – I don’t even know if they’re healthy anymore. So just wait on it for a bit, but hey, investing in some lead undergarments might not be a bad idea.

  • Al-Jebra

    That’s specious science. Anyone on the phone that much is likely under stress, sitting for long periods of time, not exercising, not eating right… which is far more likely to be causing any observed issues.

    There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

  • Al-Jebra

    That’s specious science. Anyone on the phone that much is likely under stress, sitting for long periods of time, not exercising, not eating right… which is far more likely to be causing any observed issues.

    There are lies, damned lies and statistics.