Items Tagged ‘fat storage’

May 2, 2013

Mayo Clinic study finds explanation for postmenopausal belly fat

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a groundbreaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat…Even though the research doesn’t provide […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Jensen, estrogen, fat storage, low estrogen levels, menopause, Star Tribune


April 2, 2013

Just ‘Weight’ Until Menopause: How Estrogen Deficiency Affects Women’s Fat Absorption

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

New research conducted by Sylvia Santosa, assistant professor in Concordia University’s Department of Exercise Science and Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition, gives us a new look at the connection between fat storage and estrogen. By examining the fat storage process at a cellular level, Santosa and co-author Michael D. Jensen of the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: enzymes, estrogen, estrogen deficiency, fat storage, Medical News Today, menopause, Michael D. Jensen, proteins, Sylvia Santosa


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