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EARLY MENOPAUSE IN WOMEN RAISES THE RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, RESEARCH SHOWS




A new study from Oregon's Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research shows that women who have their last menstrual period before their 46th birthday are 25 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Women who experience not only early menopause but also late puberty have a nearly 40 percent higher risk of developing the condition.The researchers analyzed data taken from nearly 125,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79 who have already undergone menopause. They looked at their ages at their first and last period, weight, height and overall medical history.


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