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New Research: Why are Fish Oil supplements beneficial in Men?

 New study released on Jan 17th 2020

 

A study including 1679 young men in Denmark, found that fish oil supplements were associated with higher semen volume and total sperm count, larger testicular size, and a higher calculated free testosterone level. The higher the dose of supplement, the higher the fertility in these men.

Conclusions and Relevance:  The study concluded that fish oil supplements significantly improved fertility through improvement in both structure and function of the reproductive organs in the body. 

How do Omega 3 fatty acids help fertility

Fertility in men and women significantly depends on the nutritional status of both the partners. In addition, fertility is adversely affected by inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids are nutrients that play a very important role in the function of hormones as well as maintaining the structure and performance of cells of multiple organs including the reproductive system. They are also important in reducing inflammation which helps with fertility. See the figure below to understand the different factors that impact fertility.

 

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In our next blog will discuss the role of Omega 3 fatty acids in maintaining health and wellness.