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Effect of Consuming Iodized Salt on Fertility Indices in Male Adult Rats
M. Mehrabani Natanzi, M. Kamalinejad, J. Kamali, S. Parvari, Z. Khodaii *
Dietary Supplements and Probioties Research Center, Alborz University of medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran , zkhodaii@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Today about 27.4 percent of female 15-44 years and 1 percent of female in fertility age are affected by infertility. Iodine is a rare element that is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Concentration of the thyroid hormones in blood under the influence of iodine intake and changes in thyroid hormones levels interact with reproductive system. Today, all the people of Iran consuming iodized salt regardless of iodine status in their body. In this study according to high prevalence of the infertility among young couples, iodized salt intake on fertility in male rats were investigated.

Materials and Methods: In this study 20 male and 20 female adult Wistar rats were used. Twenty male adult Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups. Including the control group and treatment group that received iodine and female adult Wistar were fed with a regular diet. Five male rats from each group were killed at the end of the fourth weeks in order to evaluate the possible effect of iodized salt on sperm analysis and weight of testis. After a month, male and female rats were placed in pairs in separate cages and their offspring were investigated in terms of number, gender and health.

Results: The result of this study showed that the number of healthy offspring of treated male rats was significantly lower than the control group.

Conclusion: Due to the negative effect of excessive iodine intake on fertility rate, it is recommended to couples to perform functional tests of their thyroid glands before intake of iodized salts.

Keywords: Iodized salt, fertility, male rat
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/07/17 | Accepted: 2017/07/17 | Published: 2017/07/17
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Mehrabani Natanzi M, Kamalinejad M, Kamali J, Parvari S, Khodaii Z. Effect of Consuming Iodized Salt on Fertility Indices in Male Adult Rats. aumj 2017; 6 (2) :138-144
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