Effects of Cow's Milk on Reproduction in ICR Male Mice
- Cow's milk /
- Male mice /
- Reproductive health
Abstract: Objective To study the effects of Cow's milk on the reproduction in male mice. Methods Twenty-four male mice were divided randomly into two groups: milk group (M) and control group (C). Each mouse was given 10 mL milk per day from 4 to 16 weeks in the group M. At the age of 17 weeks, all the mice were sacrificed. Results Serum testosterone was decreased in the group M (P=0.037). No significant difference was found in weight of testes, seminal vesicle or adrenal gland of mice between the groups C and M. However, the weight of seminal vesicle decreased when expressed in g/100g body weight in the group M. Epididymal sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and sperm head number were not affected by milk. Conclusion Cow's milk has adverse effects on the reproductive system in ICR male mice. Further studies are needed to clarify the specific effects of milk on reproductive health.
|Citation:||YU-XIA MA, NAOYUKI EBINE, KAZUO AOKI, MASAHIRO KUSUNOKI, JUNICHI MISUMI. Effects of Cow's Milk on Reproduction in ICR Male Mice[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2009, 22(2): 161-163.|