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Table 5 Effects of different ratio of N-3/N-6 on semen characteristics of male SD rats

From: Effect of different dietary omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid ratios on reproduction in male rats

Items Diet 1 Diet 2 Diet 3 Diet 4 Diet 5
Ratio of n-3/n-6 0.13 0.40 0.85 1.52 2.85
Testis index 11.22 ± 1.83 11.14 ± 1.17 10.74 ± 0.98 10.78 ± 0.80 10.54 ± 0.77
Sperm density (×106 spz/mL) 41.00 ± 8.60c 50.00 ± 2.09ab 44.50 ± 5.28bc 54.67 ± 8.93a 50.83 ± 8.42ab
Motility (%) 66.67 ± 2.58c 66.33 ± 2.50c 68.83 ± 1.47c 82.33 ± 5.20a 74.50 ± 3.45b
Sperm deformity ratio (%) 8.47 ± 1.21a 8.65 ± 1.88a 6.68 ± 1.39b 3.16 ± 0.73c 4.17 ± 0.75c
  1. Testis index = testis weight (mg)/ body weight (g).
  2. Note: Data are presented as means ± standard deviation (n = 8), and means in the same row with different superscript letters denotes significant difference (p < 0.05).