Smoking Linked To Early Menopause & More Hot Flashes

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There are countless reasons why women who smoke should kick the habit for their health, but here’s a few more.

Researchers have found that women who had one or more of five gene variations linked to the metabolism of estrogen and susceptibility to environmental toxins, like cigarette smoke, had more hot flash symptoms than women without the variants. This was especially true for African-American women.

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Previous research has linked cigarette smoking to earlier menopause and worse symptoms, but a recent study is among the first to examine the impact of smoking and genes on hot flashes.

Smoking & Earlier Menopause