A mutation of a receptor, which regulates cholesterol levels, may be the genetic cause of infertility. This has been proved by a study published in the American Human Reproduction journal.
According to this study, a mutation in the gene produced by the scavenger receptor class B type 1, not only regulates cholesterol levels, but also lowers progesterone levels, which make conception difficult.
Read the full article on: What effects does cholesterol have on fertility and pregnancy? ( 35).
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zulyma Blanco Maldonado M.D., M.Sc. (fertility specialist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/12/2015