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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2008, 12(4): 65-71 Back to browse issues page
Effects of Carnitine on Sperm Parameters of Infertile Males with Idiopathic Asthenospermia
I Amiri 1, R Mahmodi , H Babalhavaeji , N Sheikh , R Najafi
1- , amiri44@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT: Introduction & Objective: Studies confirm that a number of nutritional and environmental factors may negatively affect spermatogenesis and cause male infertility. Carnitine is an important factor for sperm motility. Carnitine deficiency decreases sperm motility and may cause male infertility. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of carnitine on sperm parameters in infertile males with idiopathic asthenospermia. Materials & Methods: This study is a before and after clinical trial performed on 40 asthenospermia men who were treated with 750 mg per/day carnitine in Fatemieh infertility research center in years 2006-2007. Sperm parameters were assessed before and after treatment. The obtained data were analyzed using SPSS10 and paired T-test Results: The results showed a significant increase in sperm concentration, morphology, sperm total motility and rapid progressive motility after treatment by carnitine (p<0.05). Conclusion: Carnitine supplementation has a significant effect on sperm parameters in men with idiopathic asthenospermia.
Keywords: KEYWORDS:Carnitine, Male infertility, Asthenospermia
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/1 | Accepted: 2015/06/1 | Published: 2015/06/1

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