Anti-Müllerian hormone levels in nurses working night shifts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Our objective was to examine associations between night shift work and serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels. We analyzed 1,537 blood samples from premenopausal female nurses in the Nurses' Health Study II, assayed for AMH. Rotating or permanent night shifts worked in the two weeks before blood collection and years of rotating night shift work were obtained via questionnaire. We found no associations between recent night shifts or rotating night shift work and AMH. The median difference in AMH was 0.3 (95% CI: -0.4, 0.8) ng/mL for ≥5 versus 0 recent night shifts and -0.1 (95% CI: -0.4, 0.3) ng/mL for ≥6 versus 0 years of rotating night shift work. Although we found no associations between night shift work and AMH, this does not preclude associations between night shift work and fertility operating through other mechanisms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, CY; Tanz, LJ; Lawson, CC; Howards, PP; Bertone-Johnson, ER; Eliassen, AH; Schernhammer, ES; Rich-Edwards, JW

Published Date

  • 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 136 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 30945620

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6776712

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2154-4700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/19338244.2019.1577210


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States