Friday, May 18, 2018

New study to test the role of cortisol on pregnancy in women on IVF

Stress, known to negatively impact fertility, can cause cortisol levels to increase in women. Additional factors such as sleep, physical activity, and diet, also contribute to female cortisol levels.

According to Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, all of these factors impact the role cortisol plays in pregnancy.

Story via Emma Rayner, University of Nottingham, for Medical Xpress (