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Study links reproductive markers to future diabetes risk in women

Researchers found that women who had experienced menarche at or before age 10 and had a body mass index of at least 25 kg/m2 were at 18% higher risk of developing diabetes than those who experienced menarche at age 13. The findings in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, based on 126,721 middle-aged women, also revealed an association between an increased diabetes risk and a history of hysterectomy/oophorectomy.

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