Diagnosis & Disease Information

Coal and Oil Power Plant Pollution May Lower Fertility Rates

The researchers estimated that after power plant retirement, annual fertility rates per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 years increased by 8 births within 5km and 2 births within 5 to 10km of power plants, yielding incident rate ratios of 1.2 (95% confidence interval, 1.1 to 1.4) and 1.1 (95% confidence interval, 1.0 to 1.2), respectively.

Unfavorable Prepregnancy Lipid Levels Linked to Low Parity

The researchers observed an association for higher prepregnancy triglyceride (TG) and TG to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG:HDL-c) ratio levels with increased risk of one lifetime pregnancy, compared with having 2 or more children.