Many thanks to Edwin Leap, MD for putting the huge effort into compiling this week's Grand Rounds! I submitted a more obscure offering that was written in response to readers' questions related to FSH and Aneuploidy and am grateful he included it as well.
As women approach menopause their FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels rise as the varian hormonal production begines to decline. Since their risk for babies with chromosomal abnormalities rises at the same time, it is only logical to ask if one might cause the other. At this point, it appears that this is not the case - they are coincidental, but unrelated events.