The results of the most striking research ever made on air pollution, which is seen as the main cause of many environmental problems such as global warming, drought and climate crisis, has been published. In experiments by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, it was revealed that air pollution causes inflammation in the brain, which reduces sperm count.
The biggest cause of global warming and climate crisis, which is seen as the biggest problem of the 2000s, is known as air pollution. The study on air pollution, which is defined as the presence of foreign substances in the air in the atmosphere in the amount, density and long-term that will harm human health, living life and ecological balance, revealed that it causes inflammation in the brain and reduces the number of sperm.
Studies from past to present about air pollution, which causes irreversible damage not only to the life of living things, but also to the planet, have revealed striking results. After the emergence of a direct relationship between air pollution and obesity, diabetes and fertility due to stress messages sent from the brain, the latest research added a new one to the negative effects of air pollution on human health.
AIR POLLUTION IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR
According to the news in WebTekno, in a study on mice at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, it was revealed that air pollution caused inflammation in the brain and reduced the number of sperm. Researchers investigating the reason behind the decrease in sperm count observed in various studies around the world in recent years showed that air pollution is an important factor.
The lead researcher of the study, Zhekang Ying, emphasized that the damage caused by air pollution in the brains of mice can be corrected by removing the inflammation marker. “We saw that we could develop therapies that would improve the effects of air pollution on fertility,” Ying said.
SLEEPING AND OBESITY ALSO AFFECTS
In the study, healthy mice and mice without an inflammation marker called IKK2 in their brains were exposed to polluted air. While a decrease in sperm count of healthy mice was detected, no change was observed in IKK2 mutant mice. Then, in the second phase of the study, IKK2 markers in some neurons were removed, and a hormone associated with sleep patterns and obesity was found to be responsible for the decrease in sperm count.
These neurons are located in the hypothalamus, where impulses such as hunger, thirst and sexual desire are controlled. The hypothalamus, which works together with the pituitary gland, which communicates directly with the reproductive organs with the hormones it secretes, has an important place in the research. Speaking on the subject, Ying sums up the situation with the words, “It is actually quite logical that the neurons in the hypothalamus, which we know as an important bridge between the brain and reproductive organs, give an inflammatory response that causes a decrease in sperm count.”