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Menopause and weight gain





Causes of Menopause Weight Gain Exercise Benefits - WebMD

8/20/2014
06:20 | Author: Caitlin White

Menopause and weight gain
Causes of Menopause Weight Gain Exercise Benefits - WebMD

WebMD explains why women in menopause may gain weight and what to do to prevent or combat those extra pounds.

With lower estrogen levels, lab animals tend to eat more and be less physically active. It's possible the same thing happens with women when estrogen levels drop after menopause. Reduced estrogen may also lower metabolic rate, the rate at which the body converts stored energy into working energy. Some evidence suggests that estrogen hormone therapy increases a woman's resting metabolic rate. The impact of estrogen. This might help slow weight gain. In animal studies, estrogen appears to help control body weight.

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Menopause weight gain Stop the middle age spread - Mayo Clinic

6/19/2014
04:00 | Author: Caitlin White

Menopause and weight gain
Menopause weight gain Stop the middle age spread - Mayo Clinic

Most women gain weight as they age, but excess pounds aren't inevitable. To minimize menopause weight gain, step up your activity level and.

If you continue to eat as you always have and don't increase your physical activity, you're likely to gain weight. Loss of muscle mass decreases the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. For example, muscle mass typically diminishes with age, while fat increases.

Sometimes factors such as the stress of children leaving — or returning — home, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life changes might change your diet or exercise habits and contribute to menopause weight gain.

Hormonal changes alone don't necessarily trigger menopause weight gain, however.

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Ward Off Menopause Weight Gain - Menopause Center

4/18/2014
02:00 | Author: Caitlin White

Menopause and weight gain
Ward Off Menopause Weight Gain - Menopause Center

Hot flashes and hormonal imbalances come with the territory during menopause — but weight gain doesn't have to. Here's how to tip the scale in your favor.

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"All that leads to enhanced self-esteem and what Margaret Mead called PMZ — postmenopausal zest.". These lifestyle changes can have other benefits too, says Stuenkel, such as improving your state of mind and lowering your risk of serious health conditions such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more.

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Menopause Weight Gain

2/17/2014
12:20 | Author: Caitlin White

Menopause and weight gain
Menopause Weight Gain

As women approach menopause they endure many symptoms, but one that proves the most difficult for many women to accept is menopausal weight gain.

Weight gain takes place when an individual increases her body mass, whether as a result of fat deposits, additional muscle tissue, or excess fluid. The weight tends instead to accumulate around the abdomen, and women often notice the shape of their bodies slowly lose their hour-glass figure and begin to take on a rounded shape. Read below to learn the common symptoms associated with weight gain during menopause. However, weight gain associated with menopause typically involves increased amounts of fat around the abdomen.

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Weight gain in menopause Why does it happen, and what can you

10/26/2014
08:40 | Author: Caitlin White

Menopause and weight gain
Weight gain in menopause Why does it happen, and what can you

"As a gynecologist one of the biggest things I'm asked is, 'What is going on with this weight gain as I'm aging and going through menopause,'".

This problem is primarily driven by estrogen loss that occurs during menopause. Because muscle burns more calories than fat, less muscle also means fewer calories burned, all of which adds up to a recipe for a slower metabolism. Estrogen loss causes a number of health issues, one of which is deterioration of muscle mass.

A year later, the researchers found not only did the women on the healthier diet lose weight, they also experienced fewer hot flashes than women in the control group. The women enrolled in the trial were randomly assigned to either a control group or required to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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