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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a pituitary hormone similar to luteinizing hormone that positively regulates fertility and spermatogenesis.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b - Very High See all 8 studies
While a small reduction for postmenopausal women has been found in some studies, this isn't reliable and more research is needed to determine its effects.
grade-b - Very High See all 6 studies
No significant influence on FSH seen with oral supplementation of red clover to postmenopausal women
grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
Not overly notable, but a decrease has reached statistical significance. The studies are only on men, and it's unclear what the effect might be for women.
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FSH