Calculating menopause with fuzzy logic

Every woman reaches menopause at a different time in life. Now, researchers from the University of Bergen have found a fuzzy way to calculate how far each one has come.

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​During menopause, the female body changes significantly and becomes more prone to a variety of disorders. So far, there has been no good method for measuring how far women have come in the process. Transitioning women were just categorized as perimenopausal. Thus, large biological differences have been overlooked.

"Using so-called fuzzy logic, we have been able to find a way to calculate exactly how far each woman has come in her menopausal transition," says Dr. Kai Triebner, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Clinical Science.