Early menopause linked to multimorbidity by age 60

This Australian data is a heads-up on the need for early screening, say researchers
Jocelyn Wright
HRT patch

Women who experience natural premature menopause have a higher risk of developing multiple chronic conditions compared with women with average-age onset of menopause, Australian data shows.

A nationwide study of more than 5000 women, followed for 20 years, found that those who experienced menopause before the age of 40 were twice as likely to experience multimorbidity by 60 and three times as likely to experience it during their 60s.