Connect with us

News

Scientists reveals more sex slow down early menopause

Published

on

A study conducted on almost 3,000 women in the United States, has revealed that women who have sexual activity weekly or more frequently – including intercourse, oral sex, sexual touching or self-stimulation are 28% less likely to experience menopause at any given age than women who said they had sex less than once a month.

Megan Arnot, a PhD candidate at University College London (UCL) who co-led the research said it is pointing to a form of biological energy trade-off. She also inferred that the findings backed the idea of human menopause originally evolving to reduce reproductive conflict between generations of females and to allow older women increase their fitness through investing in their grandchildren.

Though Arnot admitted that women are more susceptible to disease during ovulation because their immune systems are depressed at that time, she however added that the apparent “biological trade-off” is that it would be pointlessly costly to invest energy in the ovulation process if a woman is having little or no sex and is hence unlikely to fall pregnant, which is why the body diverts energy resources into protecting and caring for existing offspring.

She said;

“If a woman is not having sex, and there is no chance of pregnancy, then the body ‘chooses’ not to invest in ovulation, as it would be pointless.

“The menopause is, of course, an inevitability for women, and there is no behavioural intervention that will prevent reproductive cessation,” said Ruth Mace, a professor of anthropology at UCL who worked on the study with Arnot.

“Nonetheless, these results are an initial indication that menopause timing may be adaptive in response to the likelihood of becoming pregnant.”

Reuters reported that the research which was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, was based on data from the US Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation also known as the SWAN study.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

News4 weeks ago

NYSC: N33,000 approved as Corps members’ new allowance

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced-- Femi Adesina
News4 weeks ago

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced– Femi Adesina

News4 weeks ago

How Kobe Bryant’s flew despite bad weather — Police

News4 weeks ago

Buhari reacts to TY Danjuma’s comment, Osinbajo’s relationship

News4 weeks ago

Buhari condemn killing of 13 people in Plateau, charges security agents

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners
News4 weeks ago

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners

News4 weeks ago

Buhari can’t succeed with Femi Adesina, other liars around him – Omokri

News4 weeks ago

Amotekun not South-West’s plan to secede from Nigeria– Fayemi

Patience Ozonkwo embraces Globacom's upgraded network
sponsored3 days ago

Patience Ozonkwor embraces Globacom’s upgraded network

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant and Wife agreed never to fly on same helicopter — Source

royal news1 week ago

He wanted to stick his staff of office into my eyes- Oluwo of Iwo speaks on why he attacked the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa

Metro4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: 9 bodies recovered from scene of helicopter crash

News4 weeks ago

Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter-in-Law Sophie Wessex to “help out” as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry step down

News4 weeks ago

Fans demand Kobe Bryant’s image used as NBA new logo

Entertainment4 weeks ago

Noollywood is a disgrace! as Veteran actor Ernest Asuzu turns beggar, battles stroke (video)

News4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: Wife Venessa’s first statement after husband, daughter died

News4 weeks ago

Femi Adesina is a sick man, sold his soul to devil– Fani-Kayode

music4 weeks ago

Naira Marley ft Ms Banks – Anywhere

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Aisha Abimbola’s son speaks on being maltreated by Lola Alao (video)

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Buhari departs for AU summit in Addis Ababa

News1 hour ago

Nigerian govt to overhaul N-Power, school feeding, other NSIPs

Wilder is still a winner in my eyes -- Floyd Mayweather reacts to Tyson Fury's win
Sports2 hours ago

Wilder is still a winner in my eyes — Floyd Mayweather reacts to Tyson Fury’s win

News2 hours ago

Akeredolu declares public holiday in Ondo to welcome President Buhari

Politics2 hours ago

Presidency should go to South after Buhari in 2023 — El-rufai

Viral2 hours ago

Bobrisky did not fly first class, he was in economy with me – Fan Exposes Bobrisky

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Photos from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s nephew, Laolu’s wedding

Tyson fury: 10 Facts to know about the heavyweight boxer
ask5 hours ago

Tyson Fury: 10 Facts to know about the heavyweight boxer

Politics8 hours ago

How I become Bayelsa governor is a miracle — Diri

News8 hours ago

Dangote purchases 3,500 Shackman trucks

News8 hours ago

NYSC warns corps members on certificates, says no deployment to troubled states

2023 Presidency: Tinubu has no MoU with Buhari, he is on his own - Senator Sani Ahmed Yarima
Politics9 hours ago

2023 Presidency: Tinubu has no MoU with Buhari, he is on his own – Senator Sani Ahmed Yarima

advert banner Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas donates his entire £61m fortune to charity, leaves nothing to his son Michael Douglas
Entertainment9 hours ago

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas donates his entire £61m fortune to charity, leaves nothing to his son Michael Douglas

Entertainment9 hours ago

“I can’t be living a lie” Chacha Eke Faani explains why she decided to stop using so much makeup and filters

My government has weakened Boko Haram – Buhari says after Adamawa attack
Metro9 hours ago

Boko Haram has been weakened by my govt– Buhari says after Adamawa attack

Metro9 hours ago

40-year-old man dies in Anambra hotel after taking suspected sex enhancement drug

Sports23 hours ago

Anthony Joshua should avoid Tyson Fury by all means now’ – Social media reacts to Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder

Interview1 day ago

Every Nigerian should be worried about state of insecurity – Prof Nwosu, ex-minister

Press Release1 day ago

‘Inmates of Merci Orphanage in Kano are being forcefully converted’

Meghan pissed about Queen not allowing her use "Royal" anymore, as she feels it shouldn't be an issue
royal news1 day ago

Meghan pissed about Queen not allowing her use “Royal” anymore, as she feels it shouldn’t be an issue

Metro1 day ago

How Boko Haram operated in Adamawa community for six hours

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 12,718 other subscribers