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02 February 2011

Liver and dietary proteins key in fertility

Research has shown that oestrogen receptors in the liver are critical for maintaining fertility.

When you think about organs with an important role in reproduction, the liver most likely doesn't spring to mind. But a new report in the February issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, shows that oestrogen receptors in the liver are critical for maintaining fertility. What's more, the expression of those receptors is under the control of dietary amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.

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