Early menstruation is associated with high-risk type-2 diabetes, but body mass index (BMI) can prevent this. According to a research published in the Journal of Menopause, every year delay in menstrual age reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes by six percent.
“The onset of menstruation in 14 years is associated with diabetes in later life, it is also affected by the BMI of an adult,”
“Other factors such as nutrition and BMI also play a major role in its association in childhood,”.
Type-2 diabetes has become one of the most common diseases worldwide. In 2015, it affected 8.8% of people aged 20 to 79 globally and by 2040 it is likely to affect 10.4%.