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New Scientific Paper: Use of Non-prescription Analgesics and Male Reproductive Function

Nov 14, 2017

Birgit Bjerre Høyer, postdoctoral researcher from Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Bispebjerg Hospital Bispebjerg hospital has in collaboration with Professor Jens Peter Bonde and collaborators published a new scientific paper entitled: Use of non-prescription analgesics and male reproductive function in the scientific journal of Reproductive Toxicology.

Their study focusses on the associations between intake of non-prescription analgesics and semen quality and male reproductive hormone levels in a cross-sectional study among 1493 European and Greenlandic men.

The team found that users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and combination drugs including NSAIDs had a 10 % higher testosterone level than non-users. However, they have no explanation for the higher testosterone level. They observed no association between intake of non-prescription analgesics and other reproductive hormones or markers of semen quality.

Read the entire scientific paper here: