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Age at first menstrual cycle linked to heart disease risk
Age at first menstrual cycle linked to heart disease risk (December 16, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Oxford - Research published in Circulation finds that a female's age at first menstrual cycle may be linked to risk of heart disease. Researchers studied data on over 1.3 million women between the ages of 50 and 64 years. Participants were followed for over 10 years. Results showed that women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 10 of younger, or age 17 and older, had 27% more hospitalizations or deaths due to heart disease and 16% for hospitalizations or deaths from stroke, when compared to women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 13
 
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