Macroscopic Examination of Semen Quality from Infertile Patients Fed with Supplement from Anadara granosa L
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 453-458
Received: May 27, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 7, 2015; Published: Jun. 19, 2015
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Eddyman W. Ferial, Laboratory of Research Centre and Developing of Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia; Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Ahyar Ahmad, Laboratory of Research Centre and Developing of Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
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Abstract
A study on macroscopic examnination of semen quality from infertile patients after being fed with supplement from marine clam, Anadara granosa L.was conducted. The objective of this study was to analyze the difference of sperm quality from the treated patients before and after they consumed nutrients from A. granosa L. Semen samples were taken from infertile patients and analyzed at the Prodia Laboratory, Makassar, Indonesia. The clam samples were collected from Pannaikiang Island, District of Barru, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Data analysis applied T-test in order to know the difference of sperm quality before and after administration of supplement from A. granosa L. Placebo administration of 1 capsule per day did not affect the macroscopic characteristics (volume, pH, odor, and color) of collected sperm. Administration of one capsule per day and two capsules per day significantly improved the macroscopic characteristics of the sperm.
Keywords
Macroscopic, Semen, Anadara granosa L, Infertility
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Eddyman W. Ferial, Ahyar Ahmad, Macroscopic Examination of Semen Quality from Infertile Patients Fed with Supplement from Anadara granosa L, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 453-458. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20150404.16
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