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Women With High Stress Levels Less Likely to Conceive

 
Women With High Stress Levels Less Likely to Conceive

Women who experience high levels of stress are less likely to conceive children.  

Researchers at Ohio State University's Wexler Medical Center say women who have a high level of a known stress-indicating protein in their saliva are 29 percent less likely to become pregnant than other less-stressed women.  

Women are also more likely to be defined as infertile while levels of the protein remain high.  

Researchers say the study points to a need for women who want to become pregnant to use stress-reduction techniques to enhance their chances.  

The study appears in the journal "Human Reproduction."

 

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