Early Menopause Linked With Heart Risk

Posted on September 16, 2016

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Source: The New York Times

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