Satish Kumar Adiga, director of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Embryology at Kasturba Medical College, has highlighted a worrying link between environmental pollutants and poor sperm function, a recent and pressing concern. emphasized. | Photo Credit: File Photo
In a joint effort, researchers from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in Manipal and the Yenepoya Research Center in Mangaluru explored the potential effects of the widely used herbicide clethodim on male reproductive health. published astonishing insights into the impact of .
The results of this study were recently published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. chemospherehighlight the risks of exposure to clethodim herbicides for male reproductive function and early embryonic development. This study utilized an experimental mouse model to investigate the effects of cresodim exposure. The results of this study have raised concerns about reproductive health in men and have led to a variety of symptoms, including decreased testicular weight, decreased germ cell count, decreased serum testosterone levels, sperm abnormalities, and impaired preimplantation embryo development. made the impact clear. MAHE’s release announced on Thursday, August 24th.
This study highlights the need for increased awareness and rigorous investigation of the effects of clethodim herbicides on male reproductive health. The findings warrant a reassessment of the use of such herbicides to ensure the health and safety of both humans and the environment, the statement said.
The journal quoted Guruprasad Kalcer, principal investigator at KMC in Manipal and an expert in fertility and reproductive sciences, saying, “Clethodim has been an approved herbicide for some time, but our research reveals previously unknown effects on male reproductive health and the early stages of venereal disease.” Embryo development. These findings require further investigation and thoughtful rethinking of the use of such herbicides to ensure the well-being of both humans and our environment. ”
Supporting this position, Keshava Prasad, professor and deputy director of the Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine at the Yenepoya Research Center in Mangaluru, advocates molecular research to understand the potential effects of herbicides on human and environmental health. It emphasized the need for level screening, the release said.
Satish Kumar Adiga, Director of KMC’s Center of Excellence in Clinical Embryology, highlighted the alarming link between environmental pollutants and poor sperm function, a pressing concern in recent years. Herbicides play a key role in promoting human prosperity and are essential to modern lifestyles. Given the widespread use of mice as an important mammalian model in health research, the results of this study have important implications for stakeholders in various fields, he said.
Nagarajan (Raj) Kanan, a co-author of the study and eminent expert in stem cells and cancer at the Mayo Clinic in the United States, stressed the urgency of comprehensive trials of this post-emergent herbicide, highlighting the potential If so, he reconsidered its application and insisted on upgrading the standards. The release states that new drug formulations are being considered for similar uses.
KMC Dean Padmaraj Hegde emphasized that research like this plays a vital role in enhancing the reproductive health of the next generation.
Sharath Rao, MAHE’s vice-chancellor for health sciences, said the study paves the way for future research aimed at understanding the broader effects of cresodim exposure in different species, including humans. emphasized.
MAHE’s Vice Chancellor Venkatesh sees the importance of such research in making informed decisions about herbicide use in agriculture, landscaping and other applications, with a focus on protecting human health and the environment. emphasized sexuality.