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Is the menopause genetic – new research says ‘Yes’

It has long been a theory that the age at which a woman’s mother experienced the menopause, is a good indicator of when she might go through it herself. This theory is now being researched in the UK and the results are indicating that there is a good genetic influence at work and that a ‘normal menopause’ can take place anytime between the ages of 40 and 60. (Source: http://hmg.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/1/186.full.pdf+html?sid=014bcf06-7e0f-4b29-a7ee-f3a4d4eb866e)

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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