Effect of L-Ascorbic AcidSupplementation on TesticularOxidative Stress and EndocrineDisorders in Mature Male RatsExposed to Intensive SwimmingExercise


Jana K* *, Samanta P.K , Manna I , Ray B.R ,

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In order to investigate the ameliorative potential of L-ascorbic acid on intensive swimming exercise induced testicular oxidative stress, 18 Wistar male rats (age: 3 months, weighing: 127.5±5.3g) were randomly divided into: 1) control group (CG, n=6); 2) experimental group (EG, n=6); 3) supplemented group (SG, n=6). An exercise protocol of 3 hour swimming/day, 5 days/ week was followed for 6 weeks in EG and SG with no exercise in CG. In SG L-ascorbic acid was supplied orally at a dose of 25-mg/kgbody weight/day for 6 weeks. A significant diminution (p