Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 30th, 2001
Women with a particular variation in a gene that controls the way that blood vessels function have a 60% greater risk of recurrent miscarriage, Prof. Clemens Tempfer and colleagues from the University of Vienna School of Medicine reported in the July 27, 2001, issue of Human Reproduction.
Nearly a fifth of all pregnancies end in miscarriages, but up to 2% of women suffer recurrent miscarriages, i.e., three or more consecutive pregnancy losses before 20 weeks. The research team has found evidence that a variation in a gene,...
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