Anti-aging chemical...for your ovaries
New research published in the journal Biochemistry reveals that nitric oxide could help women prolong their fertility by "fighting the effects of aging on their ovaries." I know this is good news and all, but why do I have this creepy image of women getting egg botox treatments or something? Ugh.
A new study shows that exposure to nitric oxide delayed the signs of aging in mouse eggs, which, like eggs from older women, deteriorate rapidly and are more difficult to fertilize properly.
...Researchers say that in addition to possibly prolonging fertility in women, the results suggest that nitric oxide may help prevent genetic abnormalities during early embryo development, which may have applications in preventing Down syndrome, spontaneous miscarriages, and other problems often associated with pregnancies among older women.Oh, and by the way--nitric oxide is the same chemical that helps men get erections.