What is it about?

It is suggested that lipids can affect female fertility. In our study, we looked at 33 000 women after giving birth and their lipid levels, tracking them all to theiir birth records to find out how many children they got during their reproductive years.

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Why is it important?

Rates of infertility are rising worldwide. If proven to be true, tackling effect of lipids on female fertility could be one of the factors that can help us improove womens’ fertility prospects, along with their health.


When starting with this study, me and my colleagues felt that we are following a lead that many thought was wrong. Years after this publication, I was happy to discover that many other studies confirm our findings. It is a such a rewarding feeling , being in a position to help solving the puzzle of infertility that affects millions of women around the World!

Aleksandra Pirnat

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This page is a summary of: Lipid levels after childbirth and association with number of children: A population-based cohort study, PLoS ONE, October 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223602.
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