It became known about a new possible cause of dementia. American scientists believe that the culprit of dementia may also be early menopause.
The researchers analyzed the health of 153,291 women, whose average age is 60 years. It turned out that women who had menopause before the age of 40 were 35% more likely to have dementia.
Those who started menopause around the age of 45 were 1.3 times more likely to get dementia before the age of 65.
And women who entered the menopause after 52 years, as well as those who started menopause in 50-51 years, had a reduced risk of developing dementia. The chances of developing dementia in these two groups were the same.
This study will make it possible to build therapy more effectively in the future, scientists believe.