TITLE

Evaluation of the Changes in Sperm Morphology, Sperm Count and Gonadotrophic Ratio of Swiss Albino Male Mice Fed Continuously With Microwave Exposed Food

AUTHOR(S)
Priyanka Raghuvanshi; Priyanka Mathur; Ruchisha Sethi; Pradeep Bhatnagar
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Advances in Bioresearch;Dec2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the technological advancements the dependence of man on electronic gadgets has increased many folds. The electronic gadgets have entered in man life from bedroom to kitchen. One such invention is microwave which has reduced the cooking time significantly .The harmful effects of microwave came into light after the Swiss and German research(Humbolt- Universitat zu Berlin 1942-1943, the Institute of Radio Technology at Kinsk,1957). In the present study the experimental animals: Swiss Albino male mice, were divided into 3 groups Control, Sham and Experimental. The sham group was given the normal food in low quantity whereas control was given normal food in sufficient amount and experimental group were provided microwave exposed food pellets at 320°C for 10 minutes. Mice were fed with the fixed quantity for 2 weeks, 3weeks, 4 weeks and 4 weeks recovery was fed with microwave exposed food for 4 week after that they were fed on normal feed for 4 weeks (Recovery group).The body weight and gonadotropic ratio showed marked fluctuations whereas the sperm count from 2 weeks to 4 weeks showed significant reduction. After the replacement of treated food with normal food, recovery was observed. The gonadotropic ratio declined significantly. The level of deformities, like coiled tail, oval head, cytoplasmic droplets, and bifurcated tails, continuously increased with increasing duration of feeding of microwave exposed food food.
ACCESSION #
90473657

 

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