Smoking worsens effect of early menopause on mortality, study findsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4292 (Published 07 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4292
- Susan Mayor
Smoking seems to exacerbate the effect of early menopause on early mortality, a Swedish study has found.
The study, published in Menopause,1 asked a population based cohort of 25 474 postmenopausal women aged 48-83 questions about their age at menopause (based on the last menstrual period) and smoking, in a self administered questionnaire. The women were all members of the Swedish Mammography Cohort, which was established from 1987 to 1990.
A total of 5942 of women in the cohort died during 16 …