Clever sperm

New research suggests that the more intelligent you are, the better your sperm is likely to be. Fancy that!

In a research paper about to be published in the medical journal Intelligence, the team of researchers from Institute of Psychiatry have demonstrated a small but definite association between intelligence and sperm quality.

Lead researcher Dr Rosalind Arden said: “This does not mean that men who prefer Play-Doh to Plato always have poor sperm: the relationship we found was marginal. But our results do support the theoretically important ‘fitness factor’ idea.”

The fitness factor suggests that the more “fit” male will be genetically programmed to be so. He may be more likely to drink and smoke less, to exercise more and eat healthier, thus giving him a lead in  good health and sperm quality.

I’m not entirely sure if i subscribe to the intelligence link. The healthy lifestyle link, which has been scientifically proven over and over again seems the more obvious one to me. Live healthy & don’t poison your sperm.

Anyway just in case the research is correct, all you guys out there may want to get on with the sudoku or daily crossword to sharpen the mind!

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