Anagnostis P, Christou K, Artzouchaltzi A-M, Paschou SA, Potoupnis M, Tsiridis E, Lambrinoudaki I, Goulis DG
54th EASD Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Berlin, Germany, 01-05/10/18
Diabetologia 2018, 61 (Suppl 1):S445
A recent meta-analysis, including 191.762 post-menopausal women, conducted by researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, investigated the association between early menopause (defined as age at menopause 40-45 years) or primary ovarian insufficiency (POI, defined as age at menopause < 40 years) and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The study showed a higher risk of T2DM for women with either early menopause or POI, compared with women who experienced a normal menopause (> 45 years) [Odds Ratio (OR): 1.12, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 1.01-1.20, (p<0.02) and OR: 1.53, 95% CI 1.03 – 2.27 (p = 0.035), respectively]. Similar associations emerged when women with early menopause or POI were compared with those of age at menopause of 45-55 years [OR: 1.15, 95% CI 1.04 – 1.26 (p = 0.003) and OR: 1.50, 95% CI 1.03 – 2.19 (p = 0.033), respectively].
This study was presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) annual meeting, in Berlin (1-5th October 2018). It was selected as one of the six studies (out of 1218) with the highest impact for the clinicians, suitable for a “Press Release”.
It has already been picked-up by many international sites, such as the UK’s newspaper “Daily Mail”. Some of them are listed below: