In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims that women who undergo an early menopause are more likely to develop osteoporosis later in life.
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Swedish researchers recently found that women who go through early menopause are twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis later in life.
In a paper published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Swedish researchers recruited 400 women aged 48 for a longitudinal study. In 1977, they split the women into two groups – those who started menopause before age 47 and those who started after age 47. They measured their bone mineral density then and 30 years later.
The study found that at the age of 77, 56 percent of women with early menopause had osteoporosis, compared to 30 percent of women with late menopause. The researchers look to early menopause as an indicator for osteoporosis, fractures and even mortality in a long-term perspective.
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