Study: Menopause symptoms linger in women longer than previously thought

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Researchers have determined that women experience menopause symptoms for a median of 7.4 years, much longer than doctors thought.

About 80 percent of women have menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, Time reports. Researchers looked at data from roughly 1,500 women, and found variations in VMS between ethnic groups: African-American women experience symptoms for the longest amount of time, a median of 10.1 years, while Japanese women had symptoms for 4.8 years.

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