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Table 2 Comparison of semen parameters before and after treatment with NAC. Sperm parameters significantly improved after treatment with NAC compared to before treatment

From: Effects of N-acetyl-cysteine supplementation on sperm quality, chromatin integrity and level of oxidative stress in infertile men

Sperm Parameters Before NAC (n = 50) After NAC (n = 50) P- Value
Volume (ml) 3.58 ± 0.12 4.02 ± 0.18* P = 0.01
Total Motility (%) 31.42 ± 0.60 35.18 ± 1.21* P = 0.01
Progressive motility (a + b) (%) 20.60 ± 0.77 24.54 ± 1.08* P = 0.001
Non-Progressive motility (%) 19.10 ± 0.76 16.00 ± 1.19* P = 0.01
Immotile Sperm (%) 63.00 ± 0.71 61.82 ± 0.79* P = 0.01
Sperm concentration (106/mL) 46.52 ± 1.80 51.06 ± 2.51* P = 0.02
Abnormal Morphology (%) 98.12 ± 0.11 96.02 ± 0. 16* P = 0.001
  1. NAC: N-acetyl-cysteine. Significant differences in bold