Research Article: Can FSH influence longevity?

Date Published: August 30, 2017

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Author(s): Andrzej Bartke.


It was recently reported that the extragonadal actions of follicle‐stimulating hormone (FSH) include regulation of brown and white adipose tissue function and thermogenesis. Based on these findings and on our evidence for reduced FSH levels and enhanced thermogenesis in long‐lived growth hormone (GH)‐deficient mice and GH‐resistant mice, we suggest that FSH may have a role in the control of aging and longevity. We speculate that alterations in FSH secretion may represent one of the mechanisms of trade‐offs between reproduction and aging.

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