Study: Laptop on knees affects fertility

November 8th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Where do you keep your laptop when your are very busy using it? Well if it is your lap, then that is bad news because new research has shown that it can affect your fertility negatively. The research found that putting the laptop on your lap greatly affects your reproductive system and thereby affect your ability to have children. Well as you correctly guessed, this applies to men.

The research was carried out by researchers from the State University of New York. They checked the temperature at the genital areas of about 29 young men who were asked to work with laptop on their laps. The findings of the research were very serious. The scientists say they realized that the temperature at the genital area rose to dangerously high levels even with participants that had protective pads on their genitals.

The researchers said when the laptop is used on the lap between ten and fifteen minutes, the temperature of the testicles rise above levels that are considered safe. The study leader, Professor Yelim Sheynkin revealed the millions of young men who use the laptop that way do not realize that they are causing a major harm to their body.

The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

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