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Early menopause is linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death, review finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5004 (Published 16 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5004
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Women who experience premature or early onset menopause before age 45 have a 50% higher risk of coronary heart disease and nearly a 25% higher risk of cardiovascular death than those whose menopause occurs later, a review has found.1

The meta-analysis reviewed 32 observational studies including 310 329 women, comparing outcomes in women who experienced …

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