Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 18 May 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 20, p. nf37
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.20.nf37]

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March babies hit menopause earliest

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/20/nf37

Abstract: Girls who are born as the days warm confront hot flashes sooner, according to new work. Women with March birthdays experience menopause nearly a year and a half earlier than those born in October. The findings add to the idea that the fetal environment can alter health in later life, although researchers aren't sure what triggers the difference in menopause timing.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Spring Forward. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (20), nf37 (2005).

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