Items Tagged ‘fat storage’

May 2, 2013

Mayo Clinic study finds explanation for postmenopausal belly fat

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

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 (@loganlafferty)

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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