Jun 29, 2010
Modern women want to achieve a lot in this lifetime… a quality education, travel, career and of course motherhood.
But can we have it all? Experts warn us women that our body clocks are ticking and the older we get the harder it is to fall pregnant.
Well thanks to a break-through in science, a simple blood test could tell women as young as 20 how long she has left to start a family.
Researcher Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani took blood samples from 266 women aged between 20 and 49 and measured levels of anti-Mullerian hormone or AMH (a chemical key to the maturation of a woman’s eggs).
He also obtained medical and lifestyle information of all the women and used it to link falling AMH levels to the women’s dwindling store of eggs to calculate when they would go through menopause.
So far 63 women of those who took part have reached menopause and the predications have been accurate to within a four-month period.
If the testing continues to be reliable, it could lead to be a home testing kit, which could be brought at pharmacies.
Does this give you peace-of-mind that you could possibly have the ability to plan out your life based on your body clock?
Source: Courier Mail
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