A new Swedish research indicated that men who struggled to have children run a heightened risk of developing other diseases later in life.

The study published by Skane University, disclosed on Monday in Stockhlom that men with fertility problems were more likely to suffer bone fractures and might also be more susceptible diabetes later in life.

It said a third of men aged below 50 with low sperm counts suffered from testosterone levels below average.

The study showed that the men were likely to face more severe problems than men who did not struggle to have children.

The university said that the study was carried out on 192 men with sub-average sperm counts. NAN