• Baqer J. Hasan Uruk University
  • Zainab Fadhil Abbas Uruk University

This experiment was designed to investigate the effect of using tuna meat as a supplement to increase testosterone hormone level in men. The experiment based on 15 non married men aged (21 – 27) divided into two groups, group of ten men who ate 100 g of tuna daily for 15 days, the other group consists of 5 men were on a control diet . Testosterone levels of all men were examined before and after by blood tests using I-chroma test procedure. The results after 15 days  showed significant variant in the T hormone. For example, the treated group results before eating tuna was ( 3.22 , 2.67 , 7.38 , 2.29 , 2.91 , 2.82 , 2.52 , 2.99 , 1 , 2.54 ) ng/ml  and after eating tuna is ( 2.64 , 1.94 , 7.13 , 3.47 , 6.62 , 3.68 , 3.9 , 5.32 , 2.7 , 3.5 ) ng/ml respectively. While the control group were, before: ( 4.1 , 1.06 , 3.97 , 2.15 , 1.86 ) ng/ml and after: ( 1.5 , 2 , 2.3 , 3.34 ) ng/ml respectively. The percentage  of  hormonal variation before and after experiment in treated group were ( -18% , -27% , -3% ) decrease for samples no. ( 1, 2, 3 ) respectively and for samples no (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ) were ( 51%, 127%, 30%, 54%, 77%, 170%, 37% ) increase. While  the control group have decreased levels in samples no. ( 1, 3 ) with  percentage  of (-14%, -49% ) respectively, and increased levels in samples number ( 2, 4, 5 ) with percentage of ( 41%, 7%, 79% ). as we notice, not much difference  in control group, but treatment group has certain increase in seven samples  and  decrease  in  only three samples, because of several factors that the samples was exhibited to leads to decrease the hormone in  these samples after treatment. The study concluded that , continuous oral consumption  of 100g as supplement of  Tuna meat for at least 15 days can lead to increase and/or regulate blood levels of testosterone hormone in men.


Tuna meat, Testosterone, men

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