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Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Kaiser Permanente study also finds length of lifetime reproductive cycle can affect risk

Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women.

July 26, 2016


National Diabetes Trial Gets Big Boost from KP Center for Health Research

Photo: A GRADE participant chats with Bryan Kauffman, RN, Clinical Research Specialist.

On the NIDDK’s Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes study, CHR shines as a top-performing recruitment site

While the last few years have seen a promising decline in the number of newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) cases in the United States, the disease remains one of our most widespread public health problems, afflicting about 22 million people.

July 13, 2016


Celebrating 50 Years of Improving Public Health

Founded in 1964 with only a handful of employees, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research has since grown to nearly 250 employees in two states. The Center started in a small basement office in Portland, Oregon and fifty years later is housed a few miles away in a large, stand-alone building on Kaiser Permanente’s Interstate medical campus. This brief video features highlights from a half-century of conducting health care research and looks ahead to the Center’s future.

May 27, 2014

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