Dutch cuisine increases sperm count


Dutch cooking, the kitchen that has put the meat and the potatoes in meat ‘n’ potatoes, is great for increasing male fertility according to PhD student Marijana Vujkovic.

Men who eat meat, potatoes and vegetables have a sperm count twice as high as those with other diets.

Women on the other hand seem to benefit the most from a Mediterranean diet, which includes vegetable oils, vegetables and fish.

Vujkovic gets to defend her thesis next Wednesday, Trouw reports. An article by Vujkovic and others about the same issue in the Oxford Journal on Human Reproduction can be read here.

(Photo by FotoosVanRobin, some rights reserved)


  1. […] 24 Oranges blog reports about research at Erasmus University, Rotterdam: Dutch cooking, the kitchen that has put the meat […]

    Pingback by Improbable Research » Blog Archive » Meat and potatoes and sperm — October 25, 2010 @ 6:03 am

  2. But potatoes are oestrogen high! BTW soya decreases male fertility..

    Comment by jasmin — January 16, 2011 @ 9:37 am

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