Older Age at Menopause Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk in Analysis

Older Age at Menopause Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk in Analysis

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Older Age at Menopause Tied to Lower Parkinson’s Risk in Analysis

Women who are older when going through menopause appear to be at a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study based on genetic data. These findings support the idea that certain sex hormones may protect the brain from this disease. The study, “Increased Menopausal Age Reduces the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Approach,” was published in Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s is substantially more common in biological males than females, and reasons for…

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