Weight Loss Lowers Incidence of Hot Flushes in Obese and Overweight Women

A new American study has discovered that overweight and obese menopausal women who lost weight during an gruelling diet and exercise programme got fewer and not so severe severe hot flushes in contrast to women who did not stick to the regime.
Hot flushes are a frequent occurence for women experiencing the menopause; they are frequently related to sleeping problems, anxiety and depression .
Scientists still do not understand why certain menopausal women experience hot flushes and others do not.
The researchers stated that around a third of women can get hot flushes five years or more into the menopause.
Studies have highlighted that hot flushes are more prevalent amongst women with higher BMI (body mass index).
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that almost two thirds of American women are overweight (BMI between 25 and 29.9) and a third are obese (BMI of 30 or more).
These findings are good news for many overweight women, hassled by hot flushes, in that they can reduce their suffering via diet and exercise .

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