Quail eggs consumption and the levels of sex hormonesin healthy students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi

  • Nnodim Johnkennedy Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Imo State University Owerri
  • Nwankwo Emilia Department of Human Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi campus
  • Meludu Samuel Chukwuemeka . 2Department of Chemical pathology, Faculty of Medicine Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi campus
  • Dioka Emmanuel C Department of Chemical pathology, Faculty of Medicine Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi campus
  • Ezeugwunne Pricilla Department of Human Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi campus
Keywords: Quail eggs, Sex hormone, students, Nnewi

Abstract

Aim: The present study was design to determine the serum levels of sex hormones (estradiol, progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone, lutenizing hormone, prolactin, and testosterone) following the consumption of cooked quail eggs by apparently healthy students.

Materials and Method: This is an experimental study comprising 37 volunteered students, out of which are 20 females and 17 males within the age of 18±35years respectively. They were fed with three cooked quail eggs every morning for 21 days.  3ml of fasting blood were collected before the intake of cooked quail eggs for baseline, 10th day, and 21st day respectively.

Result: The serum levels of estradiol, progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone, lutenizing hormone, prolactin, and testosterone were determined using standard methods. The result showed that the serum testosterone levels increased significantly while prolactin levels decreased significantly at 10th and 21st day  compared with the baseline level (p=0.01). However, the levels of progesterone and estradiol increased significantly at 21st day only compared with their baseline (p=0.01).  The mean levels of FSH, and LH at baseline, 10th and 21st day did not differ significantly following consumption of cooked quail eggs.

Conclusion: The probably suggest that regular consumption of cooked quail egg may prevent miscarriage due to low progesterone levels because of its ability to increase progesterone level after consumption. It might as well as cause improvement on male and female fertility.

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Published
2017-02-25
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Johnkennedy N, Emilia N, Chukwuemeka M, C D, Pricilla E. Quail eggs consumption and the levels of sex hormonesin healthy students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi. AMS [Internet]. 25Feb.2017 [cited 22Feb.2020];2(11):132-3. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/329
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