• Menopausal weight gain presents surmountable challenge

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    Weight gain at menopause results from a combination of factors, including hormonal shifts, age-related metabolic changes and decreased physical activity. Besides increased BMI, menopause can lead to changes in the distribution of body fat, prompting a shift from lower-body adiposity to abdominal adiposity. This weight gain and change in weight distribution are associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
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