Investigating infertility and cardiovascular disease connection
It is possible that infertile couples have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it is necessary to understand several factors before establishing a cause-and-effect relationship. The EU-funded INFERTILITY project relies on the hypothesis that both infertile men and women are at risk of CVD and that this could be at least partly associated with CVD risk factors. The project will study this hypothesis using data from cohort studies and national health registries in Norway and the United Kingdom and genetic markers as instrumental variables. It will also illustrate whether offspring cardiometabolic health trajectories are related to parents’ fertility problems. The findings will improve our understanding as to whether any CVD and infertility interconnection crosses generations.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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