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Ginekol Pol. 2001 Dec;72(12):983-8.

[Administration of natural anthocyanins derived from chokeberry (aronia melanocarpa) extract in the treatment of oligospermia in males with enhanced autoantibodies to oxidized low density lipoproteins (oLAB). The impact on fructose levels].

[Article in Polish]

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Kliniki Medycyny Matczyno-Płodowej Instytutu Centrum Zdrowia Matki Polki w Łodzi.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determinate the influence of anthocyanins from chokeberry on the generation of serous autoantibodies to oxidized low density lipoproteins (oLAB) and fructose levels in semen of males with oligospermia.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Study group consisted of 38 males with oligospermia of who were randomly divided into 2 subgroups: in 22 subjects anthocyanins were administered, while 16 men were on placebo; control group consisted of 25 healthy male volunteers. We examined the level of oxidative stress measured by serum concentration of oLAB, together with fructose levels in semen.

RESULTS:

In the anthocyanin group oLAB titres decreased from 1103 +/- 34 mU/ml before treatment to 742 +/- 24 mU/ml (1st month) and 724 +/- 23 mU/ml (2nd month), p < 0.01. In the placebo group oLAB titres were as follows--1094 +/- 21 mU/ml before treatment, 1114 +/- 36 mU/ml (1st month) and 1117 +/- 33 mU/ml (2nd month), p > 0.05; oLAB tires in the control group: 601 +/- 40 mU/ml before treatment, 609 +/- 38 mU/ml (1st month) and 609 +/- 38 mU/ml (2nd month), p > 0.05. In the anthocyanin group fructose levels in semen increased from 850 +/- 42 mg/ml before treatment to 1121 +/- 26* mg/ml (1st month) and 1230 +/- 27* mg/ml (2nd month), p < 0.05. In the placebo group fructose levels were as follows--832 +/- 36 mg/ml before treatment, 845 +/- 33 mg/ml (1st month) and 841 +/- 35 mg/ml (2nd month), p > 0.05; fructose levels in the control group: 1376 +/- 40 mg/ml before treatment, 1376 +/- 40 mg/ml (1st month) and 1388 +/- 37 mg/ml (2nd month), p > 0.05.

CONCLUSIONS:

1. Our results indicate that natural antioxidants (anthocyanins) can be useful in controlling of oxidative stress in males with oligospermia. 2. Anthocyanins from aronia melanocarpa induce enhanced levels of fructose in semen of males with oligospermia.

PMID:
11883256
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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