Researchers have developed a blood test they say will predict the onset of menopause. The study included 266 women, 20 to 49. The lead doctor says she was able to measure the concentrations of a hormone produced by cells in a woman's ovaries. She believes this is a better measure than age.
If the findings hold up in larger studies it could mean women will be able to discover at an early age when they'll hit menopause and can plan when to start a family.
The results of this study could help make a more realistic assessment of women’s reproductive status before they reach menopause and has been suggested that AMH could be used for measuring ovarian function.
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