18 July 2017

Maternal and female fetal testosterone levels are associated with maternal age and gestational weight gain

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Prenatal androgen exposure has been suggested to play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome. Given the limited information on what maternal characteristics influence maternal testosterone levels, and the even less explored routes by which female fetus androgen exposure would occur, a new study in EJE aimed to investigate the impact of maternal age, BMI, weight gain, depressed mood, and aromatase SNPs on testosterone levels in maternal serum and amniotic fluid of female fetuses.

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