Many women would gladly delay the onset of menopause just to put off the hot flushes and night sweats that often come with it.
Now, a study has found that a later menopause may have another benefit – boosting the memory.
The average woman goes through the menopause at the age of 51, but every year of delay appears to help the brain.
In a test that involved remembering 45 words, women who had a later menopause remembered an extra word compared to those who went through it a decade earlier.
The team at University College London who conducted the research believe more years of oestrogen may benefit memory.
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