Genes Can Be Responsible for More Severe Symptoms of PMS

A new study says that the activity of some genes to a premenstrual mood disorder affects 2-5% of women of reproductive age.genes

For their study, the scientists looked at how gene expression was controlled in white blood cells. The researchers discovered that a complex of genes that acts differently in women with the disorder compared to women without it.

Dr. Peter Schmidt, one of the researchers of the study from the National Institute of Mental Health, says: “For the first time, we now have cellular evidence of abnormal signalling in cells derived from women with PMDD, and a plausible biological cause for their abnormal behavioural sensitivity to estrogen and progesterone.”

More information about the study you can find here.

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