Early menarche may predict cardiovascular risk

11/15/2012 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers looked at Framingham Heart Study data on more than 1,600 women and found that those who began menstruating at a younger age were more likely to have certain risk factors for heart conditions than other women. Early menstruation was linked to greater BMI, larger waist circumference and obesity in adulthood, according to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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