‘Being overweight can make symptoms of the transition to strengthen’
Women with overweight, according to researchers an opportunity to heavier symptoms of the transition to experience.
In the study of 749 Brazilian women in the age from 45 to 60 years old showed that obese women are more affected by hot flashes and night sweats. Often, they have activities break down and work less efficiently, so it is read in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
According to the researchers this has to do with an elevated body mass index (BMI). The bmi of a person is determined by the ratio between weight and length of a person. It is a measure to get an impression of whether the weight is healthy.
According to the researchers, works the fat layer as an insulator of the body, so the heat can not be easily disposed of. Also, according to the researchers proved that an increased bmi can cause muscle and joint pain and blaasprobleemen.
“This study complements earlier research on obesity in women and the symptoms of the transition,” says dr. JoAnn Pinkerton. “Some studies have shown that weight loss and physical activity, the hot flashes decrease in women who previously were heavy. Therefore, it is important that women themselves become more aware of a healthy lifestyle.”