A study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University has found that variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol in the bloodstream leads to infertility in some women. The scientists are working towards measures to prevent infertility among women.
The study was first conducted over female mice that first linked a deficiency in good or healthy cholesterol and infertility. Researchers have reported same link in studies of women with a history of infertility. The findings of the study have been published in the journal Human Reproduction.
There are numerous reasons which could lead to infertility. At present scientists are working towards knowing that there might be a genetic reason which can make it difficult for women to get pregnant.
Annabelle Rodriguez, the lead author of the study, said, "Right now, the benefit of this research is in knowing that there might be a genetic reason for why some women have difficulty getting pregnant”. The researchers are hoping that this knowledge can be translated into a cure for this type of infertility.
Every woman dreams of being a mother at some period of her life therefore a therapy to prevent infertility will be greatly admired by couples who are having difficulty in having babies.
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