Every woman remembers the first time she got her period. It is a very important part of life which unfortunately is not discussed a lot. Numerous studies have shown that women who got their first period after the age of 12 are actually healthier that those who got their first period earlier.
Women who have never given birth have a higher risk of health issues than those who have kids.
One study with 16,000 women as participants that lasted for more than 20 years has discovered that the women who got their first period after the age of 12 are more likely to live through their 90s.
These women also have a lower risk of heart attacks or diseases such as diabetes.
Genetics have a crucial role in when you are going to have your first period. It is very likely that it is going to be the same time your maternal bloodline did.
Another study that focused on this subject discovered that the women who started their periods at age 11 or younger have even 80% higher risk of premature menopause.
Even 30% of the women in this group experienced early menopause which usually happened between the ages of 40-44.
Professor Gita Mishra, who is the Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health at the University of Queensland in Australia said that the scientists include a lot of other factors in determining the risk of health issues in women.
These factors include various lifestyle habits such as smoking. She also added that there are things you can do in order to prevent heart disease and chronic conditions that are linked with premature menopause.