How does diet impact male reproductive health?

We have seen a shift in dietary patterns with increased consumption of processed, easily accessible foods. Minimal attention has been placed on what changes occur to sperm as a result of differences in diet, and whether this can impact the health of future offspring. Because of this, there is a lack of fertility healthcare and dietary guidelines available to men.

Introducing the Food Intake and Epigenetic Alteration in the Spermatozoa of Singletons and Twins (FEASST) study.

This study will help understand the impact of diet on fertility, and the potential impact on child health. It is hoped this could also help the development of dietary guidelines for fathers-to-be.

Who is eligible?

All twins who meet the following criteria are eligible:

  • Male identical and fraternal twin pairs
  • 20-45 years old
  • No food allergies
  • No disorder of the reproductive system
  • No daily medication required.

This project is being conducted by researchers at Deakin University.

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Questions or concerns about the research

If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria George on or on 0432188523.