Blood Type Affects Female Fertility
A new clue that can explain the fertility of a woman is found. Scientists discovered that blood type affects the ability of a woman’s body to produce offspring.
According to MSNBC Health, when compared with women of other blood types, 30 year old woman with O blood type are more likely to require medical care. They are also more likely to produce fewer eggs and have a lower success rate in IVF.
“I want to give a message that in the healthy population, women with certain blood types may affect their fertility,” said study author Lubna Pal, reproductive endocrinology researcher at Yale University School of Medicine.
The study – which was published online in the Reproduction journal – tested the fertility by obeserving the egg cell reserve by measuring levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in 544 women with an average age 35 years old, who are undergoing fertility treatment. Experts see that the egg begins to decline when women reach the age of 30-40 years. However, in some women, it occurs earlier.
“There are subgroup of young women, but their bodies act as in older women. They have a lower number of eggs.”
Experts also found that women with O blood type are twice as likely to have decreased production of egg than women with A and AB blood type.
According to the hypothesis, there is a recognition molecule in the blood that can affect the production of cells of the ovary. People with A, AB, and B blood types have enzymes that modify the badges, but these hormones are not in people with O blood type.
Thus, if the female Blood Type is A, B and AB, the decline in egg production occurred at the age of 30 years, in women with O blood type, it can occur at the age of 20. In addition, women who are at risk of developing ovarian cells decrease are women smokers.
“In addition to blood type, fertility is also influenced by lifestyle,” he said.