Hot flushes and night sweats during the menopause can be a clue to your risk of bone deterioration.
A study carried out by the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at data from almost 24,000 older women over a period of eight years.
Dr Carolyn Cradell said ‘Our findings suggest women who exhibit moderate to severe menopause symptoms are more likely to have issues with bone health than their peers’. Therefore, menopause symptoms could be an early warning sign for bone deterioration.
This is the first large cohort study to examine the relationship between menopausal symptoms and bone health in menopausal women.’
The prospective study examined data from 23,573 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Clinical Trial, who were aged between 50 and 79.