Know the risk of heart disease therough your age when you first experience menstruation
A study reported by dailymail.co.uk reveal surprising. Mentioned that the age at first menstruation women can predict their risk for heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Furthermore, research conducted in the UK found that those who get first menstruation at the age of 13 years had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease related. While those who began menstruating at age 10 years or younger had a 27% risk for heart disease.
“Menarche or the emergence of the first menstrual cycle occurring early tend to occur in those who are obese. While obesity alone are associated with increased risk of heart disease later in life,” said Dr. Dexter Canoy, lead investigator of the University of Oxford, UK. “Menarche itself is a marker of puberty and begin active endocrine function associated with reproduction.”
Interestingly, in addition to menstruation too early can be a marker of increased risk of heart disease, they were menstruating at the age of 17 years also get the same risk. But researchers are still trying to find the factors that cause heart disease behind.