Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Age, diet, weight, and lifestyle — we’re all aware of the different factors that affect fertility in women.
But blood type?
According to a new report from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, women with type O blood may have a tougher time trying to get pregnant.
The study, led by Edward Nejat of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, measured the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a substance that controls the ovaries’ production of eggs, in women under the age of 45 and found that those with type O blood were twice as likely to have FSH levels higher than 10— which means a low egg count — than women with other blood types. Nejat’s research did not conclude why this link between blood type and fertility exists. [New Scientist]
What do you think: Is this just another study, or are you concerned about Nejat’s findings? Let us know in the comments!