Studies related to Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Lowers Serum FSH In Normal Weight But Not Obese Women

Effect Decrease
Values No significant difference in obese women. In normal-weight women only: Unstimulated FSH: change of -0.8 IU/L, p = 0.06. FSH stimulated by GnRH: -0.9 IU/L, p=0.03.
Trial Design Non-controlled trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 27
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Obese, Average
Notes for this study:
12 women of normal weight and 15 women with BMIs > 30 were given 4 g Lovaza (1860 mg EPA and 1500 mg DHA) through two menstrual cycles and serum luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels were measured pre- and post-intervention both before and after an IV infusion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). FSH levels in normal-weight, but not obese women were found to be lower after the intervention by an average of 17%.