Hormone level predicts onset of menopause

The Times of India

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.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.