Title

Importance of prenatal and early-life nutrition in early menopause and subsequent health

Publication Date

2019-05-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Maternal and Child Health | Reproductive and Urinary Physiology | Women's Health

Abstract

Numerous studies have found age at menopause (AOM) to be associated with subsequent health, such that earlier menopause is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease,osteoporosis and fracture,and mortality,but a lower risk of breast and reproductive cancers.The median AOM in industrialized countries is 50 to 51 years. Approximately 5% of women have early menopause, defined as occurring at ages 40 to 45, whereas menopause before age 40—known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) or premature ovarian failure (POF)—occurs in 1% of women. In the general population, AOM has been linked to early-life exposures, including nutrition and growth in early childhood as well as emotional stress

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/GME.0000000000001320

Source

Menopause. 2019 May;26(5):457-458. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001320. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30889087

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