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Clinical Summary

Early natural menopause risks lung morbidity, mortality in smokers

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   22 September 2022

Takeaway

  • A study of current and former smokers finds that early natural menopause is a risk factor for lung ageing, lung morbidity, respiratory mortality, and mortality from all causes when compared with smokers with normal natural menopause (ages, 45-55 years).
  • Lung cancer and cancer-specific mortality, in particular, rose >4.5 times...

          

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