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Hormone may help restore fertility

March 18, 2009 8:43:51 AM PDT
Researchers in Britain said a hormone called kisspeptin may one day be used to help restore a woman's fertility.In the study, women who received kisspeptin had a 48-fold increase in two sex hormones essential for ovulation and fertility.

The study is the first to show that kisspeptin can stimulate sex hormones in infertile women.

Experts say kisspeptin is an important regulator of reproductive function. Animals that lack kisspeptin don't go through puberty.


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