Weight Loss May Help Hot Flushes

Recent analysis by researchers from a survey including over 150 overweight and obese women indicates that weight loss might help reduce the incidence of hot flushes amongst menopausal women. In the research study two thirds of the women were assigned to an intensive weight loss programme designed to help them lose up to 9% of their body weight. 6 months later women who had lost weight were more than two times more likely to have had improvements in hot flushes. This improvement appeared to be independent of any exercise that the participants had done and was linked to weight loss only. For each pound the women lost they were 1/3 more likely to experience a decline in hot flush severity

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