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Type 2 diabetes triples risk of early menopause, study shows

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 27 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7676
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Women under 45 with type 2 diabetes have three times the risk of early menopause as women without diabetes, a large Latin American study has found.1

The cross sectional study included 6079 women aged 40-59 years from 11 countries in Latin America. The researchers asked Hispanic women with normal health (able to carry out everyday activities) who were accompanying people consulting at large medical centres to complete the Menopause Rating …

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