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Menstrual Linked to Heart Disease

The age of a female's first menstrual period could predict her risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease later in life.
The age of a female's first menstrual period could predict her risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease later in life.

New data show women whose cycle began at a younger age tend to have higher BMI's, greater waist circumferences and overall obesity than women who started at an older age.

Because these are all risk factors for heart disease, early interventions could be needed for girls who menstruate at an early age.
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