Internet surfing ‘affects sperm count’

Updated: Nov 27, 2009, 00:00 AM IST

New Delhi: Spending too much time surfing the web can affect the sperm-count in men, a new study suggests.

A recent survey conducted by the department of andropathy of the No 1 hospital in Guangxi Zhuang, China, got disturbing results after examining sperms of 217 voluntary student donors from 19 universities and colleges in the region.

Also, the external genitals of 1,640 male students were inspected, reports the China Daily.

It was found that 50 percent of male university students in the region have a low sperm-count.

The study further stated that sperm count of 56.7 percent of the male university students was "abnormal". (ANI)