FSH beyond fertility

Academic Article


  • The traditional view of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) as a reproductive hormone is changing. It has been shown that FSH receptors (FSHRs) are expressed in various extra-gonadal tissues and mediate the biological effects of FSH at those sites. Molecular, animal, epidemiologic, and clinical data suggest that elevated serum FSH may play a significant role in the evolution of bone loss and obesity, as well as contributing to cardiovascular and cancer risk. This review summarizes recent data on FSH action beyond reproduction.
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  • Lizneva D; Rahimova A; Kim SM; Atabiekov I; Javaid S; Alamoush B; Taneja C; Khan A; Sun L; Azziz R
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • MAR