As quoted from the pages of Shine, the researchers followed 3115 women’s daily life for 10 years. They collect data from their eating habits and exercise. They discovered that women who spend 8 to 10 hours a week for fitness, 17 percent more likely to have premature menopause, compared with women who did not exercise.
Those who eat quite a lot of polyunsaturated fats (found in fish and vegetable oils) 15 percent enter menopause earlier, compared with women who ate less of the fat.
‘Fatty fish and other types of fat, a diet rich in fiber, containing soy isoflavones, and alcohol may have nothing to do with the menopause,’ writes Dr. Chisato Nagata and colleagues from Gifu University in his research.
He mentions, there are always pros and cons associated problems of premature menopause. On the one hand, women in menopause have low hormone estrogen, which can reduce the risk of breast cancer. But on the other hand, postmenopausal women are also more likely to develop heart disease and loss of bone density. Menopausal women are also more likely to experience dysfunction. But do not ovulate and low levels of estrogen that does not mean a woman infertile.
Doctor Nagata research experts responded by stating this study does not prove that exercise can cause early menopause. There was only mentioned that exercise and healthy diet and menopause may be related to each other.
“I do not want women will worried that they may be in a high risk of developing heart disease or osteoporosis if they change their healthy lifestyle,” said Head of North American Menopause Society Dr. JoAnn E. Manson of Harvard Medical School is quoted from the pages of Reuters. “The benefits of a healthy lifestyle is much more important than any risk.”
Focus in fact, adds Manson, ought rather to the fact that exercise can cause low female hormone estrogen. And, the low level of these hormones can reduce the risk of developing certain cancers.
“Physical activity and patterns of daily heart health it is advisable to reduce the risk of several hormones that cause cancer and osteoporosis,” he said. “It’s a simple, but important.”
The study, published in the journal “Menopause” It also raises some other questions. The researchers focused on women aged between 36-55 years for 10 years. However, menopause generally begins between the ages of 41-55 years.