Everyday chemical exposure linked to earlier menopause

February 2, 2015 4:35 PM

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Everyday chemical exposure linked to earlier menopause

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine found that women who had high levels of certain chemicals in their bodies experienced menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of the chemicals.

The study is the first to broadly explore the association between menopause and individual chemicals on a large scale, according to a news release. Researchers looked at blood and urine levels of 111 chemicals that are suspected of interfering with natural hormone production and distribution.

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