SOURCE: Medical News Today
DATE: August 21, 2009
EXCERPT: "In middle-aged women, visceral fat, more commonly called belly fat, is known to be a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but what causes visceral fat to accumulate?
The culprit is likely not age, as is commonly believed, but the change in hormone balance that occurs during the menopause transition, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center." more
RELATED PUBMED LINK:
Janssen I, Powell LH, Kazlauskaite R, Dugan SA. Testosterone and Visceral Fat in Midlife Women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Fat Patterning Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]