Use of omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oil, was shown to help modulate and balance specific hormonal markers in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, researchers reported in an in vitro study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

PCOS is the most common cause of infertility in women. The symptoms of PCOS may begin in adolescence with menstrual irregularities, or a woman may not know she has PCOS until later in life when symptoms and/or infertility occur.  Hormonal irregularity can be a hallmark of PCOS.

Signs and symptoms of PCOS are related to menstrual disturbances, blood sugar imbalances and elevated levels of male hormones (androgens).

Source: Hormonal and metabolic effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome: results from a cross-sectional analysis and a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial