The number of eggs of a woman could predict heart attack risk?
What is the relation of the number of eggs in a woman with heart health? Of course many people would think that both are not connected. But researchers from the University of Alabama revealed that the number of female egg cells can be used to predict the risk of heart attack.
Female eggs not only can be used to predict the fertility of women but also the health of the heart. Unlike men who produce sperm on a regular basis, the female egg will continue to decrease with age. Previous studies revealed that the average woman is born with 300,000 potential egg cells, as reported by the Daily Mail (20/10).
The study revealed that women who have fewer egg have twice the risk for heart attack and stroke later in life. When the egg is depleted women will go through menopause. This means that women who experience premature menopause have an increased risk of heart attack that is higher.
So how can the egg cell be related to heart health? Researchers believe that this is related to a decrease in the supply of the female estrogen hormone. The ovaries produce estrogen hormones that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle. When the ovaries stop functioning, estrogen levels will drop.
Estrogen is known to have a protective effect on the heart. So after experiencing menopause protection of the heart decreases and is followed by an increased risk of heart disease. People who experience menopause are also likely to experience weight gain that can lead to poor heart health.