Timing of menopause and menarche influences COPD risk: study

Both younger and older age at menarche were tied to an increased likelihood of COPD, say researchers.
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Women who experience natural menopause before the age of 40 are nearly 70% more likely to develop COPD than those who reach menopause at 50, an Australian-led study shows.

Similarly, age at menarche appears to play a role in later COPD risk, with both early and late onset tied to a “greater disposition” to COPD, according to University of Queensland researchers.