Comparison of sperm viability with seminal plasma metal levels

@article{Dawson1998ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of sperm viability with seminal plasma metal levels},
  author={Earl B. Dawson and Sherry Ritter and William A. Harris and Douglas R. Evans and Leslie C. Powell},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={64},
  pages={215-219}
}
This study compares the semen levels of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and aluminum (Al) in relation to live sperm in semen samples from 64 apparently healthy men. The measured levels were separated into live sperm count tertiles (<25% [18 subjects], 25–50% [26 subjects], and >50% [20 subjects]). The mean ± SD for each group was calculated, and the difference between the means of the high and low tertiles were compared by ANOVA. Significant differences were observed between the high and low live… CONTINUE READING
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