May 27, 2011
Ladies, menopause can no longer prevent you from having a family because scientists can now predict its onset.
The levels of a particular hormone AMH in the blood can predict when women will reach menopause, the phase that signals the end of their fertility. AMH or Anti-Millerian hormone is a substance produced in ovarian follicles, the basic units of female reproductive biology.
Generally, menopause occurs between 40 and 60 years, but in highly unfavourable circumstances it may be as early as 30 years, says a new study by University Medical Centre Utrecht in The Netherlands, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports.