Late menopause linked to longevity

After observing 16,000 women for 21 years, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, US have found that women who started menstruating after the age of 12 and entered menopause after the age of 50, were more likely to live to 90. This is especially true for those with more than 40 reproductive years between their first and final menstrual periods. As a result, this group of women are at a lower risk of facing cardiovascular disease and aged more slowly, which could explain their longevity.

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