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Here’s the Link Between Menopause & Osteoporosis That You Need to Know About

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Early menopause could lead to osteoporosis and fractures

A Swedish study made some interesting discoveries on the effects of early menopause in women.

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In this particular study, researchers noticed that the women who experienced menopause early were more likely to develop osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

In this study, 56 percent of the early menopausal women had osteoporosis by the time they were 77, whereas only 30 percent of late menopausal women had osteoporosis by the time they were 77.

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Researchers are still not completely sure whether or not early menopause increases mortality rates in women, but there is some evidence that suggests that it does. Before researchers can claim this, further investigation needs to be made into other potential factors (alcohol, medication, etc.).

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By Collyn Morgan

Originally published on HelloFlo.

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