For women, fertility begins to decline in their 30s and eventually in their 40s,media reported. This loss of fertility is caused by poor egg quality, which is particularly worrying in developed countries, where women generally choose to have later childbearing.
Now, according to a new study, reversing the clock on aging eggs may be as easy as taking oral compounds.
Women’s fertility is ultimately due to poor egg quality, which is the result of aging. A new study from the University of Queensland has found that the change is due to a lower level of molecules in cells. This precursor compound is called niacryta mononucleotide (NMN). To do this, the researchers added NMN to the drinking water of the mice for four weeks, and the results showed that the mice had more cubs than the mice who did not take the compound.
In response, study leader Professor Hayden Homer noted that oral NAD agents have the potential to restore the quality of eggs and thus to women’s reproductive capacity, which is much less invasive than IVF.
It should be emphasized, however, that while these drugs are promising, their potential benefits are still to be tested in clinical trials.