Protective role of Nigerian Honey on sperm indices and testis in Sucrose-fed rats

Protective role of Nigerian Honey on sperm indices and testis in Sucrose-fed rats

Author by Dr. Daniel Adekunbi

Journal/Publisher: Bangladesh Journal Of Medical Science

Volume/Edition: 13

Language: English

Pages: 180 - 189

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed at investigating the effect of high sucrose diet on male reproductive function and if Nigerian honey could exert a protective role. Methods: Twenty-four (24) rats were randomly divided into four equal groups of six animals and given water (control); honey (H); high sucrose solution (30%w/v) (HSS); and both high sucrose solution (30%w/v) and honey (HSS+H). Each rat on honey received a daily dose of 10ml honey/kg/5ml of distilled water. Food intake, body weight, organ weight, fasting blood glucose, LH, FSH, testosterone and sperm functions were assessed. Results: This revealed that sperm motility (p<0>


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