“Women who do a lot of lifting have the chance of reduced fertility’

“Women who do a lot of lifting have the chance of reduced fertility’

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Women for example, their work tends to be heavy objects to lift or move, away possible risk of impaired fertility. This is also true for women who are at unusual times, such as in the night.

This risk is especially greater in women who are overweight or are older.

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital investigated for this purpose almost 500 women who between the years 2004 and 2015, a fertility treatment process.

For this purpose, possible biological explanations for their impaired fertility are sought, including the degree of presence of the FSH hormone stimulates the growth and maturation of oocytes), the amount of estrogen and the number of eggs suitable for a healthy embryo to develop.

This was compared to the working conditions of the women, including the physical demands of their job and the working hours.


It was found that women who are heavy objects to lift or move, on average, a smaller number of eiblaasjes (where ova ripen), and eggs have, when compared with women who do not have to do their work. It came to an average of 14.4 percent less. This difference was greater when data were compared from women who are both often lift as overweight or 37 years of age or older.

An even greater difference was found between the group of women who work during the day and the group that, for example, evening or night runs.

There was in both groups no significant difference was found when it comes to the amount of FSH hormone, or estrogen.

The researchers say not know how it is possible that women who have a lot of heavy objects, lifting or working at unusual times, a reduced amount of ova.

“This is the first study demonstrating that different working hours or lifting of heavy items, the production and quality of eggs can counteract,” said Audrey Gaskins, who worked on the research that is published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

“Further research is needed to determine how the production of ova and the quality thereof can be improved.”

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