198. Myth Conception: How Men Can Improve Their Fertility
While understanding of the relationship between diet, lifestyle and fertility in women has progressed recently, less attention has been paid to modifiable factors that may affect fertility in men, even despite estimates that male factors contribute to approximately 40% of all infertility. Presenters will share recent recommendations and breakthroughs in male fertility that include the influence of diet, weight and environmental factors on reproductive health. Attendees will learn nutritional strategies and recommendations for counseling male clients on fertility-friendly foods, dietary patterns and lifestyle changes.
Planned with the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals DPG
- Describe factors that affect male fertility based on evidence-based research.
- Demonstrate how foods, specific nutrients and other factors affect the male reproductive system (sperm motility, vitality and morphology), including male sexual health.
- Discuss the effects of men’s health on assisted reproduction outcomes.
Learning Need Codes:
- 4170 Men’s health (stages of life cycle)
- 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines (nutritional care)
- 4120 Life Cycle (stages of life cycle)
- 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD
Nutrition Consultant and Author
Wendie Robbins, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN
Professor and Endowed Chair
Univrsity of California Los Angeles
Hillary Wright, MEd, RDN, LDN
Director of Nutrition
Domar Center for Mind Body Health