According to Seventeen, a new study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women who had their first period after the age of 12—and who "experienced menopause, either naturally or surgically, at age 50 or older"—were more likely to live to at least 90.
Even though many "late bloomers" longed to get their period and jumpstart puberty once their friends started getting boobs and whatnot, it turns out a few extra years of being flat chested and having no body hair might pay off big time.
The researchers studied 16,000 women from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 55% of those who got their first period after the age of 12 and started menopause after the age of 50 lived past the age of 90.
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The study also shows that these women were less susceptible to certain health issues like heart disease and diabetes, and were more likely to avoid smoking as well.