Women who start their periods at an early age, or experience an early menopause, are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Women who started menstruating before age 12 had 10% higher risk, and those undergoing natural menopause before age 47 had 33% higher risk of both heart disease and stroke.

Increase cardiovascular screening for women who start their periods at a young age or those reaching menopause early, experts suggest


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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website, NutritionTheory.org

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