Increase In Visceral Fat During Menopause Linked With Testosterone

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 22:14 in Health & Medicine

In middle-aged women, visceral fat, more commonly called belly fat, is known to be a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but what causes visceral fat to accumulate? The culprit is likely not age, as is commonly believed, but levels of active testosterone during the menopausal transition, according to new research.

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