Docosahexaenoic acid in the treatment of male infertility

I. V. Vinogradov, A. R. Zhivulko, L. M. Vinogradova, S. V. Korolev
2018 Andrologiâ i Genitalʹnaâ Hirurgiâ  
Literature review is devoted to the analysis of modern data on the use of docosahexaenoic acid in the treatment of male infertility. A brief description of modern ideas about the possible causes of male infertility (a disturbance of function of the cell membrane and genetic damage of sperm) was conducted. The data on the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are described in detail. The bioavailability of docosahexaenoic acid and the choice of drugs containing it
more » ... r the treatment of male infertility are discussed. Increasing the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, in particular docosahexaenoic acid, in the sperm membrane was associated with higher ejaculate quality. Therapy with the use of these substances led to the improvement of standard indicators of semen and a decrease in the proportion of sperm with fragmented DNA.
doi:10.17650/2070-9781-2018-19-4-21-27 fatcat:esibeocy3ndwhc5q5anqejhmge