Re­searchers find a way to pre­dict the date of a woman's fi­nal men­strual pe­riod

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LOS AN­GE­LES, Calif. – A new UCLAled study sug­gests a way to pre­dict when a woman will have her fi­nal men­strual pe­riod. The find­ings, pub­lished in the April is­sue of the peer-re­viewed Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal En­docrinol­ogy and Me­tab­o­lism, could help women and physi­cians gauge the onset of menopause-re­lated bone loss, which gen­er­ally be­gins a year prior to the last pe­riod. The re­searchers used women's ages, men­strual bleed­ing pat­terns and mea­sure­ments of hor­mone lev­els to es­ti­mate the amount of time un­til they were likely to reach menopause, said the study's lead author, Dr. Gail Green­dale,

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