(Walnuts + Sperm) vs. (Coke + Sperm)

A new study about the effect of walnuts begs comparison with the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “Effect of ‘Coke’ on Sperm Motility“. The new study is:

Walnuts Improve Semen Quality in Men Consuming a Western-style Diet: Randomized Control Dietary Intervention Trial,” Wendie A. Robbins [pictured here], Lin Xun, Leah Z. FitzGerald, Samantha Esguerra, Susanne M. Henning, Catherine L. Carpenter, Biology of Reproduction, epub August 15, 2012. The authors, at the University of California Los Angeles, explain:

“In a randomized, parallel two-group, dietary intervention trial, 75 gm of walnuts/day added to a Western-style diet improved sperm vitality, motility and morphology in healthy men ages 21–35 years…. This study was funded through a grant from the California Walnut Commission…”