Heightened cerebral aneurysm risk linked with early menopause

The retrospective case-control study involved interviewing 76 postmenopausal women with intradural cerebral aneurysms.

Premature menopause before the age of 40 was seen in 26% of cases and each five-year rise in age at menopause decreased the likelihood of cerebral aneurysm by 21%.

The finding may be an important factor to take into consideration for women who experience early menopause and who may be considering HRT, the authors said.

“The lower cumulative lifetime dose of endogenous oestrogen that is associated with