Early Menstruation May Determine Stroke Risks, New Study Claims

A new study suggests that for women who started having menstruation in early stage of life could potentially face a higher risk of stroke. The study, which has been conducted by the experts from Tohoku University in Japan, finds that for girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15. These and more study findings have also been recently published in the journal Neuroepidemiology.

Early Menstruation May Determine Stroke Risks

According to revealed by News Medical Life Sciences, apart from the potential of developing stroke, growing evidence suggests that the age women start and stop their periods, known as menarche and menopause respectively, factor into many diseases. It was found that for women who allegedly stopped menstruating at 45 or younger are also more likely to get cerebral infarction, but not stroke, compared to women who began menopause at the age of 50. Experts have highly emphasized that understanding ceratin connections plays a vital part whether there is a direct cause or if it can merely help in prediction. Experts added that these connections might allow public health professionals to develop more effective prevention measures.

Study Proposition

In one of his statements reported by Smart Cooky, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Professor at Tohoku University, said that early menarche might predict the incidence of stroke rather than the mortality caused by stroke. Additionally, the idea of delaying menarche, as revealed by a number of experts, is an insteresting concept that girls in developed nations are starting to develop. Ultimately, it was found that menstruation onset is influenced by genetic, behavioral and socioeconomic factors, among others. Moreover, as of the press time, the team has noted that further research is required to conclude that delaying menarche would be an effective stroke prevention measure.


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