Menopause before age 45 and MHT use linked to higher RA risk: study

Late menarche also tied to elevated risk of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers find.
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Certain hormonal and reproductive factors are associated with an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis among women, according to a study published in RMD Open.

Researchers from Anhui Medical University in Hefei, China, collected data on hormonal and reproductive factors in women from a prospective cohort of nearly 224,000 UK Biobank participants to examine the association with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk.