Pinnacle Biochemistry Research

March 2014, Vol.1 (1).

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Research Article


Correlation of Fructose with Spermatogenesis

Dr. Fahmida Khatoon1*, Dr. Farhan Essaa Abdullah2, Maria Mushtaq3, Dr.Shiza Batoo4 & Zahid Balouch5

Biochemistry Department
Northern Boarder University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

2Associate Professor
Department Of Microbiology
Liaqat College of Medicine and Dentistry

3Ph.D Scholar
Arid AgricultureUniversity
Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

5Zahid Balouch
New Port University

Accepted 1 March, 2014; Available Online 11 March, 2014


This study is to ascertain association of Fructose with sperm count among infertile males. A cross sectional study was conducted from June 2012 to May 2013. Sample size was 350 males (250 infertile and 100 healthy fertile control subjects) aged 30 and 60 years, selected from the Baqai Hospital Nazimabad, Karachi They were selected by purposive sampling after a detailed medical history and physical examination. Semen analysis was done and blood samples were also collected. Data was analyzed via SPSS 17.0 by using Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) and independent t test to compare the means and to evaluate the significant association within the group. There is significant correlation between corrected fructose concentration and sperm motility (r2=0.3692). Fructose levels should be detected in routine semen analysis and have clinical usefulness for the evaluation of infertility in local population.

Keywords: BMI, Male Infertility, Azoospermia, Oligospermia.
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