University of Illinois Study Links Women’s Reproductive Function to their Immune Status

Published: May 20, 2013

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New research indicates that women’s reproductive function may be tied to their immune status. Previous studies have found this association in human males, but not females. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy and her research team at the Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology showed that a woman’s reproductive function may be tied to her immune system’s status. The study appears in the American Journal of Human Biology. Understanding your body better is the goal of this latest research.

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