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Age at menarche and risk of major cardiovascular diseases: evidence of birth cohort effects from a prospective study of 300,000 Chinese women

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Background
Previous studies of mostly Western women have reported inconsistent findings on the association between age at menarche and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Little is known about the association in China where there has been a large intergenerational decrease in women's mean age at menarche.

Methods
The China Kadoorie Biobank recruited 302,632 women aged 30–79 (mean 50.5) years in 2004–8 from 10 diverse regional sites across China. During 7 years follow-...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.10.115

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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Oxford, MSD, George Institute for Global Health
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088158/Z/09/Z; 104085/Z/14/Z
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Cardiology Journal website
Volume:
227
Pages:
497–502
Publication date:
2016-11-04
Acceptance date:
2016-10-30
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EISSN:
1874-1754
ISSN:
0167-5273
Pubs id:
pubs:656878
URN:
uri:7459eb82-d6e3-46c7-a459-c87deb140755
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uuid:7459eb82-d6e3-46c7-a459-c87deb140755
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pubs:656878

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