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Genetics play strong role in determining age of menopause and overall longevity

20:00 EDT 11 Jun 2019 | AAAS

(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) If you're wondering why you entered menopause earlier or later than other women, blame your mother. That's because numerous studies have confirmed the role of genetics in determining a woman's age at menopause. A new study not only reconfirms this association but additionally suggests a link to familial longevity. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

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