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Obesity and male infertility

Hamad Zubi, Zainab Bubakr and Alfarisi, Hamad and Ibrahim, Muhammad (2021) Obesity and male infertility. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, 10 (5). pp. 282-288. E-ISSN 2277-1808

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Obesity is an excessive accumulation of fat in the human body to the level that adversely affects his health. The increase in infertility cases occurs in parallel with the increase in the prevalence of obesity. A common finding in several previous studies is the inverse relationship between body mass index and male fertility. Obesity correlates negatively with semen volume, total sperm count, sperm concentration, vitality, normal morphology and motility. It increases sperm with DNA fragmentation. Obesity also reduces inhibin B and testosterone, elevates leptin and serum oestrogens, alters prolactin secretion and suppresses hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The increase in the prevalence of obesity calls for greater awareness of its effects on male fertility, better understanding of underlying pathophysiology, and determination of suitable treatment

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity, Male infertility
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM214 Diet therapy. Diet and dietectics in disease
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Hamad Abdulsalam Hamad Alfarisi
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 16:01
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98365

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