Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause

With the help of several researchers fifteen chemicals have been discovered that can be linked to earlier menopause among-st women.

According to a team from Washington University St. Louis it has been found that Women who have high levels of such chemicals in their bodies experience menopause two to four years earlier than women who have lower levels of these chemicals.

The research further adds to an evolving and growing body of evidence relating so called endocrine disrupting chemicals to a broad range of results in different people. Although it is not possible for respective people to see that these chemicals are themselves the cause of the changes witnessed.

The researchers also wrote in their report, which was published in the Public Library of Science journal Plus One that on the whole women who had higher level of endocrine disrupting chemical levels go through menopause approximately 1.9 to 3.8 years prior to those women who have normal levels of chemicals within their body.

They also explained that the agenda is to scare all the women out there but to spread awareness of thing we are not aware of.

The good part is that many of these menopause causing chemicals have been limited or banned. The bad part is that there are still many chemicals that are present in the environment and are here for decades. Such chemicals are also popularly known as persistent environmental pollutants.

Dr. Cooper, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology from Washington University who has lead the city explained that the who research is not freak out the ladies but it to raise awareness for such conditions. The study also is not inclined on finding solutions to such conditions.


Last but an important point to be noted is that accruing to the study it was also witnessed a condition which called “association”. This condition was witnessed because the women had these chemicals in their bodies does not imply that those chemicals are the reason that the menopause was witnessed early. Smoking in women is also linked very strongly with early menopause, which is further linked with other heart diseases and osteoporosis.

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