Heart disease risk doubled by early menopause

Heart disease risk doubled by early menopause

Women who experience early menopause may face double the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Early menopause is linked to smoking, weight and diet.
  • Heart disease and stroke are linked to smoking, weight and diet.
  • Smokers reach menopause an average of two years earlier than nonsmokers.

Study leader Dhananjay Vaidya, an assistant professor in the division of general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in a university news release, “Our results suggest it is important to avoid early menopause if at all possible”.

How do you do that?

Change to a healthy, plant-based wholefood diet and make lifestyle changes.

Study on more than 2,500 women, aged 45-84, over 6-8 years, as published in the October 2012 issue of the journal Menopause.  The increased risk was the same regardless of different ethnic backgrounds or traditional heart disease and stroke risk factors.  As reported on Wednesday September 19, 2012 by HealthDay News.


Posted: Wednesday 4 September 2013

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