Scientists told how dangerous the early start of menstruation among girls

© Depositphotos / гуапкіпд999Ученые uncovered an unusual link between early menstruation and women’s healthScientists told how dangerous the early start of menstruation among girls© Depositphotos / ryanking999

Early start of menstruation in girls significantly increases the likelihood of diabetes, stroke and a number of other diseases and other health problems, according to a paper published in the journal Heart.

Menstruation plays a huge role in the lives of most mammals, whose behavior and even appearance can change dramatically during estrus. People are a big exception in this regard on several fronts – ovulation in women begins not in strictly certain time, as female animals, and it is hidden. In other words, traces of it cannot be seen «outside».

The unusual nature of menstruation in women actively studied by anthropologists-evolutionists and biologists in recent years. More recently, scientists have discovered that there is a set of genes that control starts when the first monthly cycle and when they are completed, and revealed a variety of unusual linkages between these genes, lifespan and individual peculiarities of organism of women.

Mark Woodward (Mark Woodward) and Sanne Peters (Sanne Peters) from Oxford University (UK) has revealed one more unusual connection between menstruation and women’s health, watching the health of approximately 250 thousand British women aged 40 to 69 years.

Over the past seven years, as the researchers note, about 8 thousand of them survived or died of heart attacks, strokes and other serious health problems. This allowed British doctors to understand how the start time of menstruation, birth of first child and menopause affect various aspects of their lives.

As shown by these observations, women whose menses began unusually early, at 12 or 11 years old, significantly more likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, strokes and other serious health problems. For example, the risk of heart attack and stroke was higher by about 10-20% higher than their peers with similar levels of wealth, in which menstruation began at the age of 13.

Similarly, according to the doctors, on women’s health was affected by early menopause, its onset of 46 years or earlier increased the chances of acquiring heart disease by about 33%, and bleeding in the brain by 42%.

This factor, as scientists believe, it is necessary to consider health services when predicting how it will change women’s health in the future, as well as in the formulation of plans for the protection of their health and life.