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Does menopause make you fat?

Aparna Sridhar, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
There may be changes in body fat distribution and body composition due to hormonal changes occurring during the menopausal transition. However reduced physical activity as women get closer to menopause is the main culprit for increase in weight gain. It is really important to keep yourself active during these days! 

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