Shifty women ‘less fer­tile’

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SHIFT work and phys­i­cally de­mand­ing jobs have been linked to low­ered fer­til­ity among women, a new study sug­gests.

Work­ing out­side of nor­mal office hours and hard labour may lower a woman’s abil­ity to con­ceive, say re­searchers.

The U.S. boffins’ study ex­am­ined 473 women at one fer­til­ity clinic.

A team of US re­searchers tested the women’s ovar­ian re­serve – the num­ber of re­main­ing eggs – and their lev­els of fer­til­ity hor­mones. They found that women with heavy jobs had a lower re­serve of eggs, and the dif­fer­ence was even greater among women work­ing shifts.

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