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16 August 2010

Stress hampers conception

Women may have a more difficult time becoming pregnant when they're feeling stressed, according to a new study.

Women may have a more difficult time becoming pregnant when they're feeling stressed, according to a new study that found women were less likely to conceive when they showed elevated levels of a stress-related substance called alpha-amylase.

The results showed that women with high alpha-amylase levels were less likely to conceive than those with low levels.

 
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