It was inevitable. Bacon was obviously too good to be true, and now a Harvard study has found its downfall.

Apparently, eating too much processed meat—including salty, meaty friend bacon—can lower a man’s sperm count. The study showed that the more bacon a man consumes, the lower the quality of his sperm, so men trying to have kids should stay away.

Not even the Today Show correspondents in the video below could get through that disturbing news without cackling and throwing up their hands. Check out the full video, complete with an awkward discussion of Al Roker’s fertility.

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[via Today]