A genetic link between unexplained infertility and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Parkinson's disease in women has been discovered.
Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University sequenced the exomes of 197 women aged 18 to 40 with unexplained infertility, and identified 17 percent of them had genetic variants
that are associated with increased risk of future disease. Approximately 30 percent of all infertility cases are unexplained.
'The connection to diseases has been known, but what has not been known was if there was a genetic connection,' said Professor Lawrence Layman, co-author of the study and chief of reproductive endocrinology, infertility and genetics at Augusta University.
Publishing their results in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers found that almost seven percent of the women with unexplained infertility had gene variants associated with conditions where the risk of disease could be removed, or reduced, by lifestyle and/or medical interventions. These conditions include heart disease and cancer.
Read more -https://www.progress.org.uk/disease-risk-gene-variants-linked-to-unexplained-infertility-in-women/