Study: Early Menstruation Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk
If your daughter has got her periods early or bef, you need to take note of a recent research which says that early onset of menstruation is associated with a higher risk of Type-2 diabetes. The study also goes on to note that the body mass index (BMI) and nutrition in childhood may also play a role in this association. Each year of delay in menarche age correlated with a six per cent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes said the study published in the journal Menopause. Stephanie Faubion, Medical Director, North American Menopause Society (NAMS) said that earlier onset of menses was associated with diabetes in later life. There are many other conditions that are associated with early menstruation. Here are some of them:
Early menopause: A 2017 study from Australia claimed that girls who start menstruating at 11 or younger are at an increased risk of early or premature menopause. The women could also have a two-fold increased risk of premature menopause and a 30 per cent increased risk of early menopause if they do not bear children.
Stroke: A research by Takayoshi Ohkubo, a Professor at Tohoku University in Japan has stated that that 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. The research has been published in the journal Neuroepidemiology.