Lepidium meyenii (Maca) reversed the lead acetate induced -- damage on reproductive function in male rats.

@article{Rubio2006LepidiumM,
  title={Lepidium meyenii (Maca) reversed the lead acetate induced -- damage on reproductive function in male rats.},
  author={Julio Rubio and Marissa Riqueros and Manuel Gasco and Sandra Yucra and Sara Miranda and Gustavo F. Gonzales},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          1114-22
        }
}
  • J. Rubio, M. Riqueros, +3 authors G. Gonzales
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association
Rats were treated with 0, 8, 16 and 24 mg/kg of lead acetate (LA) (i.p.) for 35 days with or without Maca. Maca was co-administrated orally from day 18 to day 35. The lengths of stages of the seminiferous epithelium were assessed by transillumination. Also, sex organ weights, testicular and epididymal sperm count, sperm motility, daily sperm production, sperm transit rate and serum testosterone levels were measured. Lead acetate treatment resulted in a dose-response reduction of lengths of… Expand
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