High fat diet-induced estrus cycle disruption: effects of Ficus asperifolia.

BACKGROUND Ficus asperifolia (L) Hook. Ex Miq (Moraceae) fruits are used in Cameroonian traditional medicine to cure some cases of infertility in women. This study determines the mechanism of alleviating effect of the plant extracts on rat infertility induced by a high fat diet (HFD). METHODS Obesity was reached by feeding female rats with a HFD for 10… (More)