We've told you about the benefits of folic acid for expectant mothers, but now a new study reports that it may also have an effect on the opposite sex. It said:
Researchers have found an association between a vitamin and levels of chromosomal abnormalities in men's sperm. Men who consumed high levels of folate (a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food) and folic acid (the synthetic form of the vitamin) tended to have lower levels of abnormal sperm where a chromosome had been lost or gained (known as aneuploidy).
To find out what men should do, read more. As only one study has been published on the subject, no recommendations have been made for men to increase their folic acid intake. But, men hoping to enter fatherhood may want to make like Popeye and pump up on spinach or start taking multi–purpose vitamins.