Compound linked to IVF success

Women with high blood concentrations of anti-Müllerian hormone were more likely to conceive and give birth after in vitro fertilization

By Nathan Seppa, 17:28 PM February 12, 2013

Blood levels of a compound called anti-Müllerian hormone might identify women who have a good chance of having a baby if they use in vitro fertilization, or IVF.  A study of 892 women who underwent IVF in Sweden finds that, compared with women who had low levels of anti-Müllerian hormone, those with the highest levels of the compound were two and a half times as likely to get pregnant and have a live birth.  

Studies in animals had suggested that the hormone may be a marker of how many eggs...

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