Pnm-34: Effects of Supplementing Mouse Maternal Diet by Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Male Offspring Reproductive Organs after Weaning
The objective was to determine how feeding fish oil (FO) with or without vitamin E (VITE) for mothers influences reproductive organs of male offspring at weaning.
Materials and methods
Sex cells as well as testes length, width and weight was lower (P<0.05) in offsprings which their mothers fed FO + CTR diet during pre, postnatal -pre and post period than other treatments. Dietary supplementation by only vitamin E prenatal or only postnatal period improved these characteristics. Supplemented FO diet by VITE improved responses, especially during postnatal period when the offspring consumed milk.
The positive effects of supplementation maternal diet by FO with VITE or sole VITE was observed. Sole FO may destroy offspring sex cells. Thus, our data support the theory that antioxidant requirements increase by omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.