There are various factors that can cause male infertility including unhealthy eating habits, wrong choices for lifestyle, stress and some other medical factors like illness. Some people also believe that drinking lemon-lime soda mountain dew can also affect the male fertility by killing the sperm.
It is nothing more than a rumor until and unless you are not a big drinker of mountain dew. If you are addicted to this lime lemon soda then you can find somewhat truth in this rumor that it can kill your sperm otherwise it is not the true fact.
The Reality Behind The Connection Of Mountain Dew And Sperm Count
It is totally a misconception among the people that dew could affect your ability to conceive as it cannot be the root cause for your inability to conceiving even after having the unprotected sex.
Some researchers claim that there is a direct connection between the consumption of caffeine and a change in sperm quality and they claim that if a male drinks one cup of coffee every day then sperm motility can be higher but when this consumption of coffee get increased from one cup to four cups a day then sperm motility get slower and it affects adversely to ability of conceiving.
If we relate this concept of caffeine with the mountain dew then we can find that 12 ounce of mountain dew contains 54mg of caffeine which is quite higher than other sodas that have usually 30-40mg per12 ounce so excessive consumption of dew can increase your level of caffeine consumption and can affect your sperm motility or even kill your sperm.
But as the study has clarified that, four cups of coffee can affect the sperm motility that has 217 mg caffeine per 12 ounces so you can now imagine how much the dew can affect your sperms. For the similar effect of 4 cups of coffee you need to drink 11-12 ounces cans of dew which are near to impossible for a person to drink.