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Studies Examine How Living Conditions Impact Reproductive Health
September 29, 2009
Life is all about tradeoffs. Recently published research by Virginia J. Vitzthum, senior scientist at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute and professor in the department of anthropology, has shown that during periods of intense labor and low food intake, rates of early pregnancy loss can more than double. In a second study involving men, she reports a similar relationship between reproductive fitness and external influences.
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