Managing Menopause-Related Weight Gain

woman lifting weights to fight menopause-related weight gain

One of the side effects of midlife hormone changes may be menopause-related weight gain

Menopause causes a number of physiological changes that could lead to weight gain, including increased fat mass (total body fat and especially visceral fat), decreased muscle mass, and reduced energy expenditure (up to an 8% decrease in resting metabolic rate).


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