Why Do Women Gain Weight During Menopause?

The Conversation: The weight gain that comes with menopause is a by-product of aging.

During menopause, hormonal changes can affect the way fat is distributed in the body, but aging is more likely to be the cause of any weight gain associated with menopause. Gaining weight isn’t inevitable, though. There’s plenty you can do to combat weight gain as you age.

Certain areas such as your stomach are more prone to weight gain during menopause. This is because the change in hormones, which lead to a higher testosterone-to-estrogen ratio, alters where the body deposits fat. Fat comes off the hips and is deposited around the middle. But the hormonal changes involved in menopause aren’t the reason you gain weight. READ MORE.

(Source: The Conversation, 05/04/2020 )