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Reproductive biology

Bone returns the favour

There are well-established links between the reproductive system, metabolism and skeletal growth. But it comes as a surprise that the skeleton — more specifically, the bone hormone osteocalcin — modulates fertility.

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Figure 1: A link between the skeleton and reproduction.


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Schuh-Huerta, S., Pera, R. Bone returns the favour. Nature 472, 46–47 (2011).

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