Sylvia Santosa, Doctor of Nutritional Sciences (McGill University), Associate Professor of Exercise Science (Concordia University) and Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition, conducted a study involving 23 pre- and post-menopausal women, focusing her attention on their fat storage process at a cellular level.
Her findings? Certain proteins and enzymes that correspond with fat storage ‘’are more active in post-menopausal women’’ and therefore ‘’more fat is store overall’’ reports Doctor Santosa.
This can be of concern for post-menopausal women since visceral fat, the fat unseen around the organs, can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, if compared to subcutaneous fat, the fat that lies directly under your skin, nor necessarily hazardous to our health.
An effective way of lowering overall body fat is to eat healthy and exercise regularly, manage stress and sleep well.
Our practitioners can help you achieve these goals and objectives.
The results of this study, done in collaboration with Doctor Michael Jensen (Mayo Clinic), are available in the March issue of ‘’Diabetes’’, in an article entitled ‘’Adipocyte Fatty Acid Storage Factors Enhance Subcutaneous Fat Storage in Postmenopausal Women’’.
(Diabetes, by the American Diabetes Association, 62, no.3 (March 2013): 775-782).
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