Estimated Lifetime Ovulatory Years and Its Determinants in Relation to Circulating Inflammatory Biomarkers.

Estimated Lifetime Ovulatory Years and Its Determinants in Relation to Circulating Inflammatory Biomarkers. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Dec 17;: Authors: Huang T, Shafrir AL, Eliassen AH, Rexrode KM, Tworoger SS Abstract Reproductive events, such as ovulation, trigger an inflammatory cascade. Few studies have examined their long-term influence on inflammatory profiles. We included 3,393 premenopausal and 3,915 postmenopausal women with intact ovaries/uterus from the Nurses' Health Studies, and estimated lifetime ovulatory years (LOY) as age at menopause (age at blood collection for premenopausal women) minus age at menarche, years of oral contraceptive (OC) use, and one year per pregnancy. After adjusting for other inflammation-related factors (e.g., BMI, exercise, diet, etc.), every 5-year increase in LOY was associated with lower C-reactive protein (CRP) in premenopausal (-11.5%; 95% CI: -15.0, -8.0; p
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