Risk factors for natural menopause before the age of 45: evidence from two British population-based birth cohort studies

Darina Peycheva, Alice Sullivan, Rebecca Hardy, Alex Bryson, Gabriella Conti & George Ploubidis
Abstract Background Menopause that occurs before the age of 45 and is not medically induced (referred to here as ‘early natural menopause’) affects around one in 10 women and has serious health consequences. These consequences include increased risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. Methods We investigate risk factors for the onset of natural menopause before the age of 45 in two population-based prospective cohort studies in Britain: the 1958 cohort...
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