Women Who Go Into Menopause Later Have A Better Memory When They Are Older, New Study Shows

Every year delay in the menopause appears to help brain function, study finds 

  • Test results show women who had later menopause remembered an extra word

  • Researchers at University College London believe oestrogen benefits memory 

  • 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.

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    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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    Many women would gladly delay the onset of menopause just to put off the hot flushes and night sweats that often come with it. File image used 

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5605613/amp/Later-menopause-boost-womens-memory.html

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