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Volume 4, Issue 4      October - December, 2016

REVIEW ON EFFECTS OF DIETARY POLY UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS ON SEMEN QUALITY OF BIRDS AND MAMMALS
 

Muhammad Zubair*, Mubashir Ali Khalique

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

 

ABSTRACT

 

The use of poly unsaturated fatty acids has pronounced significant effects on the efficiency of male reproductive system. Poly unsaturated fatty acids like docosahexaenoic acid, omega 3, Omega 6, oleic and linolinic acid are rich in diets like flaxseed oil, soybean oil, fish oil, sunflower oil. These diets have the capability to increase serum testosterone level, fertility rate, ejaculation period, sperm motility, semen volume, sperms concentration and sexual behavior. Similarly, these fatty acids reduce the oxidative stress and maintain membrane integrity. In this review, some of the basic information regarding the importance of poly unsaturated fatty acids on semen quality parameters of male is summarized.

Keywords: poly unsaturated fatty acids, Semen quality

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