Lowly yoghurt could boost male virility too

Eating probiotic yoghurt calms upset tummies and does more besides - it could boost your virility as well, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
They found male mice fed the vanilla-flavoured dessert had a certain ’swagger’ when they walked. These mice had testicles that were five percent higher than other mice on a normal diet and 15 percent heavier than junk-eating males.

Besides, in mating experiments yoghurt-eating males inseminated their partners more quickly and produced more young than control mice, not on a yoghurt diet. The findings could have implications for human fertility and the team will next look at the association between yoghurt and semen quality in men, the Daily Mail reports.

In a bid to prove whether yoghurt could help stave off age-related weight gain in humans, MIT researchers Eric Alm and Susan Erdman fed pro-biotic vanilla yoghurt to mice with some unexpected results.

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