Promising Research Suggests Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Fertility

The University of Colorado study received national attention


Advanced Reproductive Medicine physicians Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel and Alex Polotsky spearheaded a research study that aimed to determine whether omega-3 fatty acids increase fertility. The findings were promising. Omega-3s are readily available in FDA-approved supplements as well as foods such as salmon and flaxseed. The study, which was conducted on mice, has broad implications for human fertility.

“Based on this study, it looks very encouraging that omega 3s can potentially improve fertility,” Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel told Time. “Our study shows that there may be some relationship between dietary factors and things like egg quality, so one idea may be recommending supplementation with omega 3s to improve fertility.”

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