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Age At First Period Could Determine Life Expectancy

17-Sep-2017

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The Women’s Health Initiative collected data from 16,000 post-menopausal women.

And researchers from University of California, San Diego found that women who got their first period at age 12 or older indicated a likelihood of longer life; menopause after the age of 50 was also an indicator of good health.

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Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego - School of Medicine.

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Long-term national health study focused on strategies for preventing heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer.