Besides Kisira and essh, a typical South Sudanese enjoys the maize-made food with fried or roasted meat, gwede gwede or the popular mula kombo
According to IVF specialist Dr Shaunak Khandwala, contaminated asida has negative effects as it can cause infertility in men because it contains aflatoxins that can reduce the sperm count.
“Obesity, stress, pollutants in the environment, heavy metals in the food we eat and even asida can cause infertility. Asida has what we call aflatoxins that can reduce sperm count,” says Dr Khandwala.
Eating asida and drinking milk could make men infertile.
Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples.
It may result from an issue with either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that interfere with pregnancy.
The institution pointed out that milk, maize and sorghum sold in South Sudancontained high aflatoxin levels.
Medical researchers conducted animal tests on 12 pigs by feeding them with aflatoxin contaminated feed for 60 days.
Findings recorded by the team observed early abnormal swelling of blood vessels in the testicles.
They discovered evidence of degeneration and premature death of sperm cells.
The report showed that the aflatoxin within the testes caused changes that could result in a low sperm count.
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