Peruvian Maca and Possible Impact on Fertility

  title={Peruvian Maca and Possible Impact on Fertility},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Lozano S{\'a}nchez and Z. Serrano and J. C. Dur{\'a}n and H{\'e}ctor Salvador Godoy Morales and Paola Berenice Merch and {\'A}lvarez and R. Mej{\'i}a and L. M. Estrada and E. R. Huerta},
  journal={Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Engineering},
  • José Manuel Lozano Sánchez, Z. Serrano, +6 authors E. R. Huerta
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Engineering
  • Introduction: Maca (Lepidium meyenii) belongs to the Brassicaceae family and it grows in Peru ́s central Andes above 4000 and 4500 meters of altitude from the sea level. The plant belongs to the brassica (mustard) family and the Lepidium genus. Its closest relatives are rapeseed, mustard, turnip, and cabbage. Maca has multiple clinical applications like proactive against cancer, libido maintenance, menopause, and fertility. There are several mechanisms the Maca could impact at fertility… CONTINUE READING
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