Yoga delivers several health benefits to us which helps us leaving in healthy life. Now according to new study among many benefits,improvement of sperm quality is one of them. According to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, A daily yoga routine significantly improve sperm quality.
The study, which was published in Nature Review Urology, an international medical journal, early this year, was conducted by experts in the Department of Anatomy at AIIMS in collaboration with the Department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr. Rima Dada, Professor-in-charge of Laboratory of Molecular Reproduction and Genetics, Department of Anatomy at AIIMS said that the major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. The quality of genetic components in sperm are vital for the birth of a healthy offspring. She further said, "Sperm DNA damage is the common underlying cause of idiopathic infertility, idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion, and congenital malformations.
All the factors which damage DNA are preventable and simple modifications in our lifestyle can positively improve the DNA quality which in turn can reduce incidents of male infertility.
According to study, Performing yoga regularly reduces oxidative stress, decreases DNA damage and aids in the maintenance of telomere lengths.
Yoga lower downs the rate of aging by decreasing free radical levels, decreasing DNA damage and maintaining telomere length by decreasing oxidative stress and upregulating telomerase activity.