Harvard Women's Health Watch

Diet might delay — or hasten — the onset of menopause

How old you are when you go through menopause could be influenced by the foods you eat. Could the foods you eat help determine when you start menopause? They might, says a new study published online April 30 by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers found that women who ate more fish and beans and other legumes started menopause at a later age, while women who ate a diet heavy…

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