Premature menopause, effects on later life cognition studied
Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a new study. The average age of menopause is around 50 years in the Western World. Premature menopause refers to menopause at or before 40 years of age, this could be due to a bilateral ovariectomy, (surgically induced menopause)or non-surgical loss of ovarian function (sometimes referred to as 'natural' menopause).
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