According to the experts, smoking women speed up their menopause for a year or more.
Why is this happening? One of the reasons is that smoking affects the production of estrogen. Another reason is that scientists believe cigarettes contain certain ingredients that kill the ovule.
Thus, smoking not only increases all the previously described risks to health, but also speeds up menopause. At least for a year. The study was conducted at the University of Hong Kong and involved six thousand women from the USA, Poland, Turkey, and Iran.
It was proved that the average non-smoking woman faces her menopause at the age of 46 to 51 years, while female smokers come into menopause between the age of 43 and 50.
The period of menopause signifies the end of the production of ovules (ovulation), which occurs as a result of the declining level of female sex hormone estrogen. Smoking reduces the production of estrogen to some extent. In addition, the scientists believe that cigarettes contain a component that prevents the production of ovules. It has not been clearly established, but the link between smoking and premature menopause is obvious. The conclusion is the same as always: do not smoke!
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