What happens to a woman’s metabolism after turning 40?

Caroline J. Cederquist, MD
Family Medicine
Even if you have maintained a healthy diet and lifestyle throughout your adult years, every woman's metabolism changes as she ages. In this video, bariatric medicine specialist Caroline Cederquist, MD, explains why metabolism changes after age 40.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Turning 40 sets off midlife crisis alarm bells in most women and it’s no wonder. This milestone age brings grim realities like a slowing metabolism, resulting in seemingly unexplainable weight gain. Indeed, after 40 your metabolism winds down 5% every 10 years, which means you have to consume fewer calories and work out more just to maintain your normal weight.


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