Early Menopause Associated With Increased Risk Of Heart Disease, Stroke

Women who go into early menopause are twice as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease and stroke, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests.

The association holds true in patients from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, the study found, and is independent of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors, the scientists say.“If physicians know a patient has entered menopause before her 46th birthday, they can be extra vigilant in making recommendations.

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