A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Pomegranate Juice on Semen Parameters in Healthy Male Volunteers
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How daily consumption of pomegranate juice affects the concentration, morphology or motility of sperm in healthy men.
Condition or disease
Dietary Supplement: Pomegranate juice
To determine, in this pilot study, whether daily consumption of pomegranate juice (POM) affects the concentration, morphology or motility of sperm in healthy men. The purpose of the present pilot study is to examine the hypothesis that POM may improve semen parameters in men.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
12 healthy men aged 18-40
normal sperm counts
History of undescended testes or surgery to the scrotal contents,
History of marijuana or alcohol abuse, hot tub usage at least 3 months prior to entry into the study
No alpha adrenergic medications within two weeks of entry into the study,
No anabolic steroid use,
No anticholinergic or antimuscarinic drugs, use of colchicine, cimetidine, sulfasalazine, antipsychotics, antidepressants, immunosuppressive drugs prior use of any chemotherapeutic drugs, or UTI on screening visit.