Young Menstrual Cycle Age Linked To Heart Disease

December 16, 2014 2:43 PM

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The time of a girl's first menstrual period may signal certain things about her health, according to recent findings published in the journal Circulation. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that girls who had their first period at 10 years or younger were more likely to deal with heart issues.

Statistics show that menstruation typically begins around the age of 13 for most young women. For the study, researchers spent over 10 years analyzing data from 1.3 million women between the ages of 50 and 64 to determine how the first menstrual period could affect health.

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