"It's by far the most common hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age but it hasn't received a lot of attention", says Robert Norman at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Beyond helping women to get pregnant, this is an awesome breakthrough for those frustrated with the side effects from the condition, because they may at long last have relief.
To find out if this excess hormone level was triggering the condition, they injected pregnant mice with anti-Müllerian hormone.
Scientists at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research measured levels of the hormone in a cohort of pregnant women with and without PCOS.
"These findings highlight a critical role for excess prenatal AMH exposure and subsequent aberrant GnRH receptor signaling in the neuroendocrine dysfunctions of PCOS, while offering a new potential therapeutic avenue to treat the condition during adulthood", the researchers wrote. As their female offspring grew up, they displayed numerous hallmarks of polycystic ovary syndrome, including later puberty, infrequent ovulation, delays in falling pregnant, and fewer offspring. Researchers found that pregnant women with PCOS have 30 percent higher AMH levels than normal, and so they wanted to test if this would induce the same condition in their daughters.
'It's a radical new way of thinking about polycystic ovary syndrome and opens up a whole range of opportunities for further investigation.
Scientists hope to start trials in women within a year - if successful the breakthrough could be good news for PCOS sufferers wanting to have a baby.
Scientists Have Discovered The Cause of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Amazingly, when the mice with PCOS were treated with cetrorelix, they stopped exhibiting the symptoms of the condition.
However, more than half of women affected have no symptoms. In this condition, the ovary or ovaries develop multiple fluid-filled sacs that contain immature eggs that do not mature for ovulation.
The excess hormone seemed to overstimulate the set of brain cells that raise up the level of testosterone in mice.
With a new way of looking at PCOS, researchers also thought up a possible treatment for the condition in the form of cetrorelix, an IVF drug that's used to control women's hormones.
Levels of the hormone are known to decline as women get older.
Women with PCOS tend to produce too much insulin, which can cause weight gain or lead to obesity.
Yanny or Laurel: It Sounds a Lot Like the Dress
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Several months later, Nicolas Laporte of University College London used ALMA to detect oxygen at 13.2 billion light-years away. Now, the two teams combined their efforts and achieved this new record, which corresponds to a redshift of 9.1.
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The Europeans and Iranians have tasked experts to come up with measures quickly and will meet again in Vienna next week. Iran meanwhile said the new United States sanctions were an attempt to derail efforts to save the deal.
Ford has said its financial results for the second quarter will take a hit, though the exact cost remains to be seen. On Monday, its Kansas City and F-Series Super Duty truck production in Louisville, Kentucky, will go back online.
Now in charge of New York City , Vieira is said to be mystified over whether he has ever been under serious consideration. Vieira fears he will be overlooked and that his chance to return to Arsenal in a management position has gone.
10 kids removed from California home; mom, dad deny torture
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Seattle City Council passes $275 employee tax
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