Experimental zinc deficiency in man. Effect on testicular function.

  title={Experimental zinc deficiency in man. Effect on testicular function.},
  author={Adnan A Abbasi and Ananda S. Prasad and P R Rabbani and E DuMouchelle},
  journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine},
  volume={96 3},
Dietary zinc intake was restricted (2.7 to 5.0 mg daily) for 24 to 40 weeks in five male volunteers. Their mean age was 57 years. Oligospermia (total sperm count less than 40 million per ejaculate) was induced in four out of five subjects. A decrease in the sperm count occurred during zinc restricion and the early phase of zinc repletion before body stores of zinc were restored to normal. The duration of oligospermia in the four subjects ranged from 6 to 14 months. Oligospermia was reversed… CONTINUE READING

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