Early Menopause Linked With Heart Risk

Menopause before the age of 45 is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a review of studies has found.

The average age at the onset of menopause is 51, but some women start much earlier. Premature menopause is defined as onset before 40, while early onset menopause occurs before 45.

Researchers in the Netherlands pooled data from 32 studies of premature menopause and early onset menopause that included more than 310,000 women.

Read more from The New York Times, about Early Menopause Linked With Heart Risk

Recent Posts