Women who want to get pregnant should move to the countryside study

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Professor Antonio La Marca, who led the new study at the University of Modena,… The results showed a “reproductive disadvantage” even in areas significantly less polluted than the official European limit, which some parts of the UK regularly breach. They corroborate recent research from the US which indicates that smoking can hasten the menopause by as much as two years. Women who want to have children should consider moving to the countryside to improve their fertility, scientists have suggested following a new study. Research in Italy found women living in polluted areas are likely to have a shorter window in which to conceive due to the damage done by toxic particles to their ovarian reserve. read more

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