The menopausal age score was incorrect for me. My menopause was early/late/average but my score was different. Why?Updated 6 months ago
The menopausal age score, like all polygenic scores, are aggregate measures of the combined effects of genetic variants across many sites within your genome that are our best probabilistic estimates of your predisposition to early menopause. These scores are developed using thousands of individuals with genetics similar to your own to make the score as accurate as possible. However, it's crucial to understand that polygenic scores are not deterministic. In other words, they don't provide precise predictions or guarantees about when menopause will occur for an individual. This is because complex traits like menopause are influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, making them challenging to predict with absolute certainty. It is not possible for polygenic scores to capture the full complexity of gene-environment interactions that influence menopause timing. Additionally, genetic research is an ongoing field, and we may not have identified all relevant genes or factors contributing to menopause yet. As a result, polygenic scores should be interpreted as helpful tools that give insights into potential predispositions rather than definite outcomes. For a comprehensive understanding of health and menopause, it's essential to combine genetic insights with other health information and consult with healthcare professionals who can provide personalized guidance and support.