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Androgens & Egg Development: DHEA Study in Animals

The Center for Human Reproduction’s Dr. Norbert Gleicher explains that a healthy level of androgens is essential in the early stages of follicle development as demonstrated in studies of DHEA in mice.

Now while this happens also some very interesting work happened in the laboratory not at CHR, started to understand the effects of androgens of male hormones and HA is a mouth male hormone which in our bodies is the precursor for all sex hormones in other words it’s being converted in our bodies into testosterone, estrogens both to male and female hormones and scientists in various mouse laboratories developed models that allowed them to investigate the effects of these male hormone of these androgens on follicle growth and as it turned out all of these models came more or less to the same conclusion, that in contrast to what we used to believe and what we used to believe is that male hormones are bad for follicle growth in women, in contrast to those believes it turned out that good male hormone specifically testosterone levels indeed are essential for the early stages of follicle maturation