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Effects of Cannabis : is A Joint to Reproduce?

Doctors and health researchers of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston had expected other results: your study, you would confirm previous investigations in which Cannabis seemed to have a negative impact on fertility. Came out, however, that moderate Joint-Smoking – about two per week – with two markers of male fertility, a positive effect was linked to: they found more sperm per Milliliter (mean of 63 million compared to 45 million in the case of men who had never smoked Cannabis) and more testosterone in the blood.

Smoking Weed in moderation

in the journal "Human Reproduction" published data come from 662 men who had between looking for 2000 and 2017 in the desire to have children-the centre of the clinic for help. Previous studies, which showed almost consistently a harmful influence on fertility, were mostly less subjects carried out, and most of these are also rather strong Cannabis users. In the latest study, especially casual came together, however, and former pothead.

The scientists warn, however, against a causal connection to be inferred. This could the main author Feiby Nassan says, though, because it was known that the Endocannabinoid System acts on which Cannabis, a role in male fertility games.

partners are also more likely to get pregnant?

A not too high a dose could possibly be actually helpful, while the effect at a significantly higher use of the drug to the contrary would run. This would not be only of the more than 500-year-old knowledge of the Paracelsus that the dose makes the poison and the cure, but also the results of the previous studies. It can't be that men with higher testosterone values simply are more inclined to the Joint.

testosterone and sperm count are also not the only decisive factors. And evidence that cannabinoids can cause damage to the genetic material of sperm, there are also, however, rather at comparatively high doses. Overall, the authors of the study note, it is still much too little about the actual both positive and negative possible effects of the drug are known. "We know much less than we think we know," said Harvard Professor Jorge Chavarro.

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A crucial question to answer until an ongoing investigation: whether for couples with Cannabis users, the success rates of fertility treatment are higher.

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