Study published linking menopause, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline 

A Canadian research study published in Neurology has reported that reduced cognitive functioning is seen in women with an earlier onset of menopause (before 49 years old) and higher risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Over 8,000 women participated in the research, which was part of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Female participants were compared to their male counterparts, with researchers analysing factors impacting cardiovascular health (including high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and smoking) alongside asking participants to do memory and thinking tests at the beginning of the study and three years later. 

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