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Alcohol consumption may influence onset of the menopause

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:188
  1. David J Torgerson, Research fellowa,
  2. Marion K Campbell, Senior statisticianb,
  3. Ruth E Thoma, Research assistantb,
  4. David M Reid, Senior lecturer in rheumatologyc
  1. a Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York YO1 SDD
  2. b Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB9 1FX
  3. c Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen

    Editor—Patrick McElduff and Annette J Dobson have shown an apparent protective effect of alcohol consumption on coronary events.1 We have reported two studies which seem to show that alcohol consumption is associated with a delay in menopausal development. …

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