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Menopausal hot flushes and sweats persist longer than thought, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h893 (Published 17 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h893
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats, persisted longer than seven years during the transition to menopause in more than half of women taking part in a large US study, results published in JAMA Internal Medicine have shown.1

The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation is a multiethnic observational study of the menopausal transition in 3302 women, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Participants were followed up from February 1996 to April 2013 for a …

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