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03/31/2016 12:04 pm ET

How Ethnicity And Culture Affect Menopause

Perhaps you’ve heard about how Japanese-American women have been dealt some lucky cards at the menopause table, suffering the fewest hot flashes of any ethnicity. Maybe you know that African-American women suffer the worst hand with the most frequent and most severe hot flashes while Caucasian women fall somewhere in between.

While these generalities tend to be true, it turns out there can be more reasons lurking beneath the surface than simple genetics. We’re women, after all. Should we really be surprised that things just got complicated?

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