12/20/2012

Women who went through menopause at a younger age had higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes compared with those who were older when menopause started, according to a study in Diabetes Care. The findings suggest that women who enter menopause before age 40 "may be a high-risk group to target for diabetes screening," said epidemiologist Elsa Strotmeyer, who was not involved in the study.

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