Changes in hormone levels from menopause affect where women gain weight, usually in the stomach area as opposed to the hips or thighs. The hormonal changes affect only where you gain the weight, not why you gain extra weight. After menopause, weight gain is more likely a result of an inactive lifestyle and eating more calories than you burn. Genetics can also play a role in weight gain as we get older.
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Obstetrician/gynecologist and functional medicine expert Dr. Wendy Warner explains how the hormonal changes of menopause affect weight gain. Watch Dr. Warner's video for tips and information on women's health.