Animal Research Minute – Vitamins and Infertility

Could a vitamin offer hope for couples trying to conceive?

Well, The Globe and Mail reports that researchers may have found a vitamin that could make older eggs
act like younger eggs. Scientists have found this vitamin to be effective in studies with mice, although
more research is needed before they will know if it is effective in people. Women’s eggs diminish in
quality with age, and this can lead to miscarriages and developmental problems in babies. This finding
could ultimately extend the window of opportunity a woman has to conceive children.

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