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Diet and age at menopause: Is there a connection?

August 10, 2018

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Kelly Bilodeau, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Kelly Bilodeau is the former executive editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later went on to become a managing editor at HCPro, a Boston-area healthcare publishing company, … See Full Bio
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September 7, 2018

I have had hot flashes since about 40-45, still am having them. I am 66 soon. Can’t take meds as have had dvt. When will these stop.

August 17, 2018

Given that I’ve read articles re: how a late menopause “may” be positively linked with increased incidence of some cancers, please do tell why it’s a good thing to delay menopause, past, say, 45-50 years of age? Even your article states there may be some problems w/going through menopause at 55 or later.

Also no discussion of “nature vs. nurture”, did all of the participants know the age at which their mothers & grandmothers (any aunts, etc) had gone through menopause so the genetics influence on age of menopause could be taken into account? If not, how valid are the studies?

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