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Fertility is in the Blood

Blood type, that is.  Research of 560 women undergoing fertility treatment has found that women with blood type O have more follicle-stimulating hormone than women with blood types A or AB blood types.

Blood levels of follicle-stimulating hormone are used as an indicator of fertility. A woman with FSH blood levels higher than 10 units per litre is considered to have a diminished ovarian reserve – a low egg count.

I have blood type O and have four kids, so I was not convinced.  But then again, here’s another link so you can read more.

On another front, Princeton scientists have identified genes responsible for controlling reproductive life span in worms and found they may control genes regulating similar functions in humans. They are actually looking for ways by which women can preserve their eggs in good condition on the event that they want to delay having children.

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