SOURCE: Medical News Today
DATE: October 6, 2011
EXCERPT: "It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if
underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines. Now, researchers reporting in the October Cell Metabolism, a Cell
Press publication, have traced those hormonal effects on metabolism to different parts of the brain. The findings may lead
to the development of highly selective hormone replacement therapies that could be used to combat obesity or infertility in
women without the risks for heart disease and breast cancer, the researchers say." more
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