Also published in Medical Xpress:
Measuring Mutations in Sperm May Reveal Risk for Autism in Future Children
x hide permanently

Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Medical Xpress

Photo: Unsplash

medicalxpress.com

Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk fell by 2%.

Stroke is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, and women have a 4% higher lifetime stroke risk than men. Some studies show women who experience menopause at an earlier age have a higher risk of heart disease in general. But research has produced mixed results on the relationship between stroke and the age menopause started.

The study, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal ...