A study was conducted in Poland to examine the association between severals factors (e.g. age, BMI, mobile phone use, smoking, occupational and life stress) and male spermDNA damage measures.
SpermDNA damage was assessed by DNA fragmentation index and DNA stainability index (percentage of immature sperms). Remark EMF-Portal: It is not clear which aspects (calling time, playing games or texting, usual location of the device while talking and carrying) should be investigated.
A significant association between mobile phone use for more than 10 years as well as obesity and the percentage of immature sperms was observed. Higher levels occupational stress and age increased the DNA fragmentation index. The authors concluded that stress, age and lifestyle factors such as obesity and mobile phone use may affect spermDNA damage.
Study funded by
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), Poland