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Coconut Water Improves Reproductive Functions in Offspring of High Fat Diet Fed Rats

Assessed in this study, were the hypolipidemic actions of coconut water in the prevention of maternal high fat diet-induced reproductive dysfunction in rats' offspring. The results suggest that coconut water can effectively alleviate the reduction in fertility indices of such offspring.


Objective: Maternal high fat diet adversely affects fertility of offspring. Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) water has hypolipidemic actions in the presence of high fat diets. This study was carried out to determine if coconut water (CW) can protect the reproductive functions of offspring against the effects of maternal high fat diet (HFD).

13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 28 Feb, 2017


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