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Age at Menopause Impacts Risk of Nonfatal Heart Conditions

Age at Menopause Impacts Risk of Nonfatal Heart Conditions

By Stacey Feintuch

Created: 10/17/2019
Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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Menopause before age 50 puts women at increased risk of nonfatal heart conditions. And the earlier menopause occurs, the greater the risk, new research published online in The Lancet: Public Health suggests. Read the full story here.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 women who were part of 15 studies around the world, and found that women who reached menopause before age 50 were more likely to have a nonfatal heart problem, such as a heart attack, angina or stroke.

Women who entered menopause between ages 40 and 44 were 40 percent more likely to have a heart condition.

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