Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on spermatogenesis in male rats acutely exposed to high altitude (4340 m).

@article{Gonzales2004EffectOL,
  title={Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on spermatogenesis in male rats acutely exposed to high altitude (4340 m).},
  author={Gustavo F Gonzales and Manuel Gasco and Alfredo D Cordova and Arturo Chung and Julio Rubio and Le{\'o}n F Villegas},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
Lepidium meyenii (Maca) is a Peruvian hypocotyl that grows exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m in the central Andes. Maca is traditionally employed in the Andean region for its supposed fertility-enhancing properties. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that Maca can prevent high altitude-induced testicular disturbances. Adult male rats were exposed for 21 days to an altitude of 4340 m and treated with vehicle or aqueous extract of Maca (666.6 mg/day). The lengths of the stages of… CONTINUE READING

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