Cause of pre-menstrual tension identified

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 12:59

London: Scientists have discovered how pre-menstrual tension, which affects an estimated 85 to 97 percent of women of reproductive age, is caused.

The finding could lead to improved treatments for the often-agonising monthly condition.

Imbalances in levels of the female sex hormone have long been linked to the monthly blues.

Now, university experts in Beijing have found that PMT is triggered by brain cells going into overdrive in the part of the brain that controls emotions, the Daily Express reported.


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First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 12:59

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