Trouble Conceiving? Stress Could Be to Blame

www.livescience.com Published: March 24, 2014
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Stress may affect some women's chances of becoming pregnant, according to LiveScience.

Researchers found that women who had higher levels of an enzyme in their saliva called alpha-amylase, an indicator of stress, took longer to conceive. The study is the first to show a link between infertility in women and stress levels measured in saliva.



"We showed that women who had the highest levels of alpha-amylase were more than twice as likely to not become pregnant after 12 months as women who had the lowest amounts," said study author Courtney Lynch, a reproductive epidemiologist at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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