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Turkey Medicals member review Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op. Doctor, shared the results of the research that revealed the relationship between exercise and sperm quality. According to studies by Turkish medical scientists and Obstetrics IVF Specialist Op. Doctor in Turkey, exercise improves sperm quality, and moreover, sperm quality begins to decline again when exercise is stopped.

About one in three couples have difficulty having a baby because of poor sperm quality. In this case, couples see Turkey IVF as the only remedy. However, even with pregnancy, poor sperm quality increases the risk of miscarriages, congenital anomalies and some childhood cancers.

For these reasons, increasing sperm quality naturally is important for both health and future generations. But the role of exercise on sperm quality is controversial. Some studies report that intense exercise (such as cycling or long distance running) reduces sperm quality.

But in contrast to these studies, a scientific study conducted in Turkey has proven that certain types and duration of exercise improve sperm quality.


Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Turkish Op. Dr. gave the following information about the details of the exercise practices and Sperm quality research conducted at Uremia University of Antalya Akdeniz:

“A group of scientists set out to show the relationship between exercise intensity and sperm parameters.

In total, 261 healthy men between the ages of 25 and 40 participated in the study. Initially none of the participants adhered to a regular exercise program or exercised for 25 minutes a day, more than three days a week.

Participants were divided into four experimental groups in Turkey;

Moderate intensity continuous exercise: those who run on the treadmill for 25-30 minutes three or four days a week.
High-intensity continuous exercise: those who run 50 minutes – an hour on the treadmill three or four days a week.
High-intensity interval training: those who do a minute of fast running in the form of an explosion, followed by a minute of slowdown, and this is repeated 10-15 times.

Control group: those who do not exercise


All exercise groups, compared to the control group, showed improvement in sperm quality in all parameters. In the exercise group, the group that shows the most improvement is the group that constantly runs with moderate intensity.

In this group, sperm volume increased by 8.3 percent, movement by 12.4 percent, proper morphology by 17.1 percent, sperm concentration by 14.1 percent, and sperm count by 21.8 percent.


Although these results are impressive, they are unfortunately not long-lasting. A week after the end of the exercise program, there was a return to old values. Sperm movement showed a decrease 30 days after the cessation of exercise.

But the study results clearly show that exercise is a simple, inexpensive and effective way to correct sperm quality, especially for sedentary men. In order for positive changes to continue in the long term, the need to adopt exercise as a way of life has also been put forward.”

Member Turkish Op. Dr. recommends healthy eating, reducing alcohol, and stopping smoking in addition to exercise to improve sperm quality.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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