July 12, 2024

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Scientists Warn that Heated Car Seats May Affect Fertility

Scientists Warn that Heated Car Seats May Affect Fertility



Scientists Warn that Heated Car Seats May Affect Fertility: Advises Prospective Fathers to Turn Them Off

Recently, scientists from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom have issued a warning that heated car seats may have adverse effects on sperm, potentially harming fertility. As a result, scientists recommend that men trying to conceive should turn off the heated function in car seats, although they also mention that occasional use should not pose a problem.

This scientific perspective was previously reported by technology bloggers, and a study from Germany’s Giessen University indicated that seat heating could impact male fertility.

Just as taking hot baths can raise the temperature in the scrotal area, reducing sperm count, the impact of heated car seats on male fertility follows a similar rationale.

Furthermore, as early as 2008, a German team conducted tests on 30 healthy men and found that heated seats could raise the body temperature to a maximum of 39.7 degrees.

Experts point out that even slight temperature changes can affect sperm production. According to relevant data, the optimal temperature for sperm survival is between 34°C and 35.5°C, with temperatures that are too high or too low leading to a decrease in sperm vitality and quality.

Research teams from the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of Oregon in the United States discovered that even a brief temperature increase of 2°C during meiosis can result in a 25-fold increase in DNA damage to sperm, corresponding to a decline in male fertility.

Scientists Warn that Heated Car Seats May Affect Fertility

Scientists Warn that Heated Car Seats May Affect Fertility

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