Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Publication Title: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology

To fall in love is the first step in pair formation in humans and is a complex process which only recently has become the object of neuroscientific investigation. The little information available in this field prompted us to measure the levels of some pituitary, adrenal and gonadal hormones in a group of 24 subjects of both sexes who had recently (within the previous six months) fallen in love, and to compare them with those of 24 subjects who were single or were part of a long-lasting relationship.

Author(s): 
Marazziti, Donatella
Canale, Domenico
Publication Title: 
Andrologia

The safety and spermatogenic activity of processed Shilajit (PS) were evaluated in oligospermic patients. Initially, 60 infertile male patients were assessed and those having total sperm counts below 20 million ml(-1) semen were considered oligospermic and enrolled in the study (n = 35). PS capsule (100 mg) was administered twice daily after major meals for 90 days. Total semenogram and serum testosterone, luteinising hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone were estimated before and at the end of the treatment.

Author(s): 
Biswas, T. K.
Pandit, S.
Mondal, S.
Biswas, S. K.
Jana, U.
Ghosh, T.
Tripathi, P. C.
Debnath, P. K.
Auddy, R. G.
Auddy, B.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Anacyclus pyrethrum (A. pyrethrum) has been used as Vajikaran Rasayana (aphrodisiac) in traditional Indian ayurvedic medicine to treat male sexual dysfunction, including infertility. Aphrodisiac activity may be due to an increase in the production or effect of androgens, so this study sought to evaluate the androgenic and spermatogenic potential of the alkylamide-rich ethanol solution extract. Male Wistar strain rats weighing between 150 and 180 g were completely randomized divided into five groups. The ethanol solution extract of A.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Vikas
Boonen, Jente
Spiegeleer, Bart De
Dixit, V. K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this trial were to compare the effects of a holistic yoga program with the conventional exercise program in adolescent polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, active controlled trial. SETTING: Ninety (90) adolescent (15-18 years) girls from a residential college in Andhra Pradesh who satisfied the Rotterdam criteria were randomized into two groups. INTERVENTION: The yoga group practiced a holistic yoga module, while the control group practiced a matching set of physical exercises (1 hour/day, for 12 weeks).

Author(s): 
Nidhi, Ram
Padmalatha, Venkatram
Nagarathna, Raghuram
Amritanshu, Ram
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this trial were to compare the effects of a holistic yoga program with the conventional exercise program in adolescent polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, active controlled trial. SETTING: Ninety (90) adolescent (15-18 years) girls from a residential college in Andhra Pradesh who satisfied the Rotterdam criteria were randomized into two groups. INTERVENTION: The yoga group practiced a holistic yoga module, while the control group practiced a matching set of physical exercises (1 hour/day, for 12 weeks).

Author(s): 
Nidhi, Ram
Padmalatha, Venkatram
Nagarathna, Raghuram
Amritanshu, Ram
Publication Title: 
Biology of Reproduction

Although alcoholism causes changes in hepatic folate metabolism that are aggravated by folate deficiency, male reproductive effects have never been studied. We evaluated changes in folate metabolism in the male reproductive system following chronic ethanol consumption and folate deficiency. Twenty-four juvenile micropigs received folate-sufficient (FS) or folate-depleted (FD) diets or the same diets containing 40% of energy as ethanol (FSE or FDE) for 14 wk, and the differences between the groups were determined by ANOVA.

Author(s): 
Wallock-Montelius, Lynn M.
Villanueva, Jesus A.
Chapin, Robert E.
Conley, A. J.
Nguyen, Hung P.
Ames, Bruce N.
Halsted, Charles H.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

CONTEXT: Acupuncture may represent a nonpharmaceutical treatment for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), based on four studies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether true, as compared with sham, acupuncture normalizes pituitary gonadotropin hormones and increases ovulatory frequency in women with PCOS. DESIGN: This was a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial (5 month protocol). SETTING: The study was conducted in central Virginia. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four reproductive-aged women completed the intervention.

Author(s): 
Pastore, Lisa M.
Williams, Christopher D.
Jenkins, Jeffrey
Patrie, James T.
Publication Title: 
Calcified Tissue International

Bone loss during perimenopause, an estrogen-sufficient period, correlates with elevated serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and decreased inhibins A and B. Utilizing a recently described ovotoxin-induced animal model of perimenopause characterized by a prolonged estrogen-replete period of elevated FSH, we examined longitudinal changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and their association with FSH.

Author(s): 
Lukefahr, A. L.
Frye, J. B.
Wright, L. E.
Marion, S. L.
Hoyer, P. B.
Funk, J. L.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi Jiehe Zazhi = Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine / Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Hui, Zhongguo Zhong Yi Yan Jiu Yuan Zhu Ban

OBJECTIVE: To explore the therapeutic effect of Chinese medicinal massage with nourishing-Shen and activating-blood manipulation in treating women with climacteric syndrome and its influence on endocrinal function. METHODS: Sixty patients were assigned to two groups, the 40 patients in the treated group were treated by Chinese medicinal massage for 20 min once every other day; the 20 patients in the control group were treated by hormone replacement therapy with Premarin 0.625 g, once daily by oral taking.

Author(s): 
Jin, Tao
Han, Li-Juan
Shen, Yan-Hong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Animal Science

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate reproductive responses to supplemental high-linoleate safflower seeds in postpartum beef cows. In Exp. 1, 18 primiparous, crossbred beef cows (411 +/- 24.3 kg of BW) were fed Foxtail millet hay starting 1 d postpartum at 1.68% of BW (DM basis) and a low-fat control (control: 63.7% cracked corn, 33.4% safflower seed meal, and 2.9% liquid molasses; DM basis) at 0.35% of BW (n = 9) or a supplement (linoleate) containing 95.3% cracked high-linoleate (79% 18:2n-6) safflower seeds and 4.7% liquid molasses (DM basis) at 0.23% of BW (n = 9).

Author(s): 
Scholljegerdes, E. J.
Hess, B. W.
Grant, M. H. J.
Lake, S. L.
Alexander, B. M.
Weston, T. R.
Hixon, D. L.
Van Kirk, E. A.
Moss, G. E.

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