|Australian researchers have found a link between pregnancy and forgetfulness, supporting widespread anecdotal evidence.
The study, conducted on mice, discovered a physiological connection between pregnancy hormones and short-term memory loss.
Researchers treated the mice for 17 to 50 days with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and luteinising hormone, levels of which rise sharply during pregnancy.
Levels of these hormones also rise with age and have been shown to increase the production of toxic beta amyloid protein, which form the brain plaques that cause Alzheimer's.
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