Almost everyone remembers how old they were when they had their first period. Well, now a study is claiming that the age you had your first period could provide you with information on how long you’ll live.
A study conducted with 16,000 women has revealed some surprising results!
The study was conducted by the University of California in San Diego, and it has found that people who started their periods later in life are more likely to reach 90 years old!
Studying data from the Women’s Health Initiative which followed the 16,000 postmenopausal women, Scientists found that people who had started their period after the age of 12 were likely to live longer.
The study also offered an insight into people’s lifespan based on the age they hit menopause…
People whose menopause hits later in life, after age 50, are also more likely to reach age 90.
Researchers admit they aren’t sure why the age you first get and stop your period affects life span.
Oddly, late starters and late stoppers were less likely to smoke or have diabetes.
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