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New menopause prevention drug could delay onset, boost women’s longevity

Written by on March 20, 2024

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(NY Post) – Menopause has long been accepted as a fact of life for women — but what if there was a way to prevent the hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and other uncomfortable side effects?

Researchers in New York are convinced they’ve found the answer.

Scientists at the biotech company Oviva Therapeutics say they have developed an injection that could potentially, and indefinitely, delay the onset of menopause, which occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 as the levels of reproductive hormones, such as estrogen progesterone and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), decrease.

“This drug couldn’t just delay the menopause, it could actually prevent it,” Oviva Therapeutics molecular biologist Dr. Daisy Robinton told the Daily Mail.

“AMH hormone controls the amount of lag time until the menopause and actually acts as a brake in females,” she explained while presenting her findings at the Livelong Summit in Florida, per the Daily Mail.

“We could use AMH to slow the loss of ovarian reserve [number of eggs in the ovaries] and extend the runway to the menopause.”

The breakthrough drug, administered every few months, is being tested in rodents for safety and could be tested on humans in the coming years if proven successful.

If approved for use in humans further down the line, the treatment could cost as much as six figures due to the expensive research, according to the Daily Mail.

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