Australian scientists have bred a new pattern.
Depending in what age you started menstruating and how many children have you given birth — depends on the age of menopause.
Statistics are as follows:
Women whose menses began at the age of 12 years before, and had no children, 5 times more often experienced premature menopause (before 40 years) and twice as likely to early (40-45 years). Women whose menses began at the age of 12 years and older and who gave birth to two or more children meet the menopause on average 50 years.
Scientists analyzed data 52 thousand women from the UK, Scandinavia, Australia and Japan. Was tracked the relationship of menopause with various factors: lifestyle, diet, body mass index and so on.
A direct correspondence was found only between the number of ovulations in a woman’s life and the age in which came the very first of them.
“We believe that this discovery will allow women to plan their reproductive health,” said Geeta Mishra, lead author of the study, Professor of epidemiology at the University of Queensland.
“If you are childless, and your period started early, you should prepare for the early onset of menopause”.
According to the materials livescience