Response from Milk Feeding of Phytoestrogens Soybean (Glycine Max (L) Merr) Towards the Quality of Male Sperm (Mus Musculus) Strain Balb-C

Fuad Jaya Miharja, Supriyanto Supriyanto, Slamet Hariyadi


This study using soy milk (Glycine max (L) Merr) were tested on mice (Mus musculus) male Balb-C. Through the Anova test known that soy milk does not affect the reproductive organ weight and morfology of normal sperm. Soy milk only affect the epididymis, viability, and motility of sperm. The content of phytoestrogens contained in soy milk indicated disrupt hormonal communication system in the epididymis, causing disruption of functional sperm maturation process. So that the resulting lack of mature sperm functional and low-energy, which in turn affect the durability (viability), and the motility of sperm.

Keywords: phytoestrogens, sperm quality

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