Diminishing ovarian reserve (DOR) is a phenomenon that affects a woman’s ability to get pregnant – both naturally and with advanced fertility techniques (ART). As women age, ovarian reserve and egg quality decline. It’s normal and natural, but this process of ovarian aging is a cause for concern among many women nearing the end of their reproductive years.
A positive cohort study in the British Medical Journal shows how diet could delay, or contribute, to early onset of menopause. While the study follows women at the end, and beyond their reproductive years, we feel the mechanisms at hand apply to women with diminishing ovarian reserve, or nearing the end of their fertile years.