Women menopause before age 40 increased almost 4 times the risk of type 2 diabetes than women who later menopause (≥ 55 years).
The track near the 4,000 women in the Netherlands, the researchers discovered that, the menopausal women before age 40 increased almost 4 times the risk of type 2 diabetes than women who later menopause (≥ 55 years). According to the National Geriatric Institute, the average menopause age of women in the United States is 51 years old.
Doctor Taulant Muka and colleagues at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam said: “menopause early is an independent indicator of diabetes týp 2 in women”. In this study, the authors have watched women in the age 45 ≥ 3,969 almost 9 years. They have reviewed medical records and the results of the participants. During this time, 348 people with diabetes type 2. The research team found that, those menopause at age from 40-44 increased 2.4 times more likely to suffer from diabetes compared to those of menopause later.
Previous research by this author made pointed out that early menopause women, increasing the risk of heart disease and mortality. On the other hand, the menopause at the age of 50-54 is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and mortality.
Although this study does not prove cause and effect relationship between early menopause and diabetes, the researchers said that “further research is required to examine the mechanisms behind this relationship and find out whether the time menopause naturally has a role in prediction and prevention of diabetes or not.”