Hello.

I was recently looking in cholesterol (because, obviously, mine is high) and came upon a site which mentioned that sperm contained cholesterol which was needed to break down some membrane...

Now, assuming this is the case, is this cholesterol good or bad? And if it is bad what happens to it when a man has a vesectomy? Doesn't it get sent into the system which then has to deal with this added cholesterol?

So, if a man has high cholesterol, an active sex life and a vesectomy... is it possible that his cholesterol problem is only going to get worst because of all the added cholesterol that he is "ejaculation" into his system?

Has this notion ever been studied? Would someone be able to estimate how many times a man would need to ejaculate for his cholesterol to go from, say, 4.9 to 5.0 in a 6 month period?

Let me know...

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replied December 24th, 2008
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There is no evidence that vasectomy in men either causes or increases arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries wall with plaques containing free lipid, cholesterol, etc.), or increases the risk of heart attack.
Sperm cells as any other cells in the body have membranes formed and containing a variety of different classes of lipids,the vast majority of the lipids are phospholipids and, in the case of higher cells, cholesterol.
The products of sperm break down are re-absorbed into the body, or excreted out as waste.
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replied December 24th, 2008
The products of sperm break down are re-absorbed
But doesn't this mean that they get into the blood stream? And so why would this cholesterol get excreted out as waste any more than the regular cholesterol. Once in the blood it seems logical to see it as problematic as any other cholesterol.

You mentioned that "there is no evidence that vasectomy in men either causes or increases arteriosclerosis." That is all very nice but, objectively, this could mean one of two things:

1 - This has specifically been studied and it was concluded that the sperm's cholesterol doesn't increase a person's cholesterol count.

2 - No one has ever thought about it and so nothing has yet been documented on this subject.

Either way "there is no evidence that..."

So which is it?

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