Menopause Linked to Osteoporosis
It's well known that osteoporosis is most common among post-menopausal women. A new study finds that women who start menopause early are at greater risk for fracture than most women. In fact, women who go through menopause before they turn 48 are twice as likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and leads to fractures. The average age for menopause to start is 51. If you have premature menopause, get screened for osteoporosis. The study was conducted by Swedish researchers and published in BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology . ...
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