Men who gorge on junk food are more likely to have small testicles and a low sperm count, a new study suggests.
Researchers measured the testicle size and sperm count of 2,935 men with an average age of 19 during military service entrance exams.
Those who ate a diet rich in fish, chicken, fruit, vegetable and water produced the most sperm and of a consistently high quality - but those who ate a largely junk food diet, high in processed foods and red meat, averaged just 122 million sperm per load and has a testicle volume of 13.1ml.
Study leader Dr. Feiby Nassan said men may boost their chances of becoming a dad by eating a balanced diet.
She said: ''Adherence to generally healthy diet patterns was associated with better semen quality, with potentially more favourable fertility potential amongst adult men.''