Treating menopause symptoms reduces abdominal fat tissue
Women who undergo hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms tend to have less fat tissue, particularly in the abdomen, than other menopausal women, according to a new study.
During menopause women often find they are more susceptible to weight gain, and scientists are still researching how to improve this transition.
“When we studied a large sample of women to better understand the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on body composition, our research revealed that women were less likely to accumulate abdominal fat tissue while they were undergoing menopausal hormone therapy,” said Dr Georgios E. Papadakis, of Service of Endocrinology, CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. “However, the protective effect disappeared quickly after the participants stopped receiving menopausal hormone therapy.”
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