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Month of born determines beginning of menopause

The month in which a woman is born can influence the age when the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/ 22/101/399/14846_Condoleeza.html ' target=_blank>menopause begins, new research has claimed.

Scientists from the University of Modena in Italy claim that women born in March have the earliest age of menopause, while those with an October birthday have the latest.

Dr Angelo Cagnacci, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the university, said: "The age of menopause is influenced by the season in which the female is born."

The findings, reported in the European medical journal Human Reproduction, support the theory that environmental factors before birth have an impact on a baby’s adult life, reports Reuters.

According to Xinhuanet. researchers have discorved that a woman's month of birth can affect the age when menopause begins, according to a Reuters report Wednesday.

Scientists from the University of Modena in Italy found that women born in March have the earliest age of menopause, while those with an October birthday have the latest.

"The age of menopause is influenced by the season in which the female is born," said Dr Angelo Cagnacci, an associate professor of obstetrics and &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/society/2001/07/23/10772.html ' target=_blank>gynaecology at the university. The findings support the theory that environmental factors before birth have an impact on the baby's adult life.

In a study of 3,000 Italian women, the researchers found there was an 18-month difference in the age of menopause depending on birth month.