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Table 7 Effects of different ratio of N-3/N-6 on the serum hormone levels of male SD rats

From: Effect of different dietary omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid ratios on reproduction in male rats

Groups GnRH(ng/L) LH(ng/L) FSH(IU/L) T(nmol/L)
30d     
Diet 1 10.14 ± 1.06b 17.37 ± 1.30b 5.76 ± 0.92b 40.23 ± 1.12b
Diet 2 10.07 ± 0.98b 17.76 ± 1.09b 5.55 ± 0.56b 40.29 ± 2.00b
Diet 3 10.45 ± 1.69b 18.43 ± 1.47b 6.50 ± 1.20ab 46.62 ± 8.06b
Diet 4 12.29 ± 0.46a 20.39 ± 0.55a 7.12 ± 0.99a 57.16 ± 4.06a
Diet 5 10.54 ± 1.56b 18.33 ± 1.57b 6.19 ± 0.86ab 45.81 ± 7.85b
60 d     
Diet 1 10.36 ± 1.30c 15.87 ± 0.96c 6.26 ± 0.48b 40.01 ± 1.73c
Diet 2 10.48 ± 0.74bc 16.04 ± 0.99c 6.17 ± 1.10b 42.36 ± 4.76bc
Diet 3 11.01 ± 1.60abc 16.08 ± 1.24c 5.57 ± 0.98b 39.86 ± 5.39c
Diet 4 11.93 ± 0.97ab 20.13 ± 0.93a 7.39 ± 1.06a 51.28 ± 3.82a
Diet 5 12.20 ± 1.51a 18.13 ± 1.76b 5.46 ± 0.46b 47.15 ± 5.25ab
  1. GnRH, gonadotropin-releasing hormone; LH, luteinizing Hormone; FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; T, testosterone.
  2. Note: Data are presented as means ± standard deviation (n = 6), and means in the same columns with different superscript letters denotes significant difference (p < 0.05).