Study Suggests Reduced Fertility with Heavy Lifting and Irregular Shifts

A recent study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that heavy lifting and working nights may reduce fertility.  Researchers compared various fertility markers, including: the number of antral follicles, levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, estrogen levels and numbers of mature eggs in participants.

Women who routinely lifted or moved heavy objects had fewer antral follicles and mature eggs.   This effect was more pronounced in women over the age of 37 and in women with a BMI greater than 25 kg/m2. Women who worked evening/night/rotating shifts had fewer mature eggs.  No differences were found in FSH and estrogen levels.
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