Although the hormone estradiol-17-beta is a key reproductive hormone, it also contributes to the regulation of energy balance and body weight. As a result, estrogen deficiency following menopause is associated with an increased probability of obesity. New research has generated data that suggest it might be possible to develop drugs that selectively reduce the risks of obesity and metabolic disturbances in postmenopausal women.

Source: ScienceDaily: Diet and Weight Loss News

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