Menopausal women may have greater white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or males of the same age.


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White matter hyperintensities are small brain lesions

Some studies relate certain brain biomarkers to stroke, Alzheimer's, and cognitive decline.


Menopause or variables that indicate when menopause starts, such as age


The research included 3,410 54-year-olds. 58% were women; 59% were postmenopausl. 

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35% of patients had elevated blood pressure, half of which was uncontrolled.

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Everyone had an MRI. Researchers estimated each participant's white matter hyperintensities from scans

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