Estrogen, Menopause, and Weight Gain: Is Estrogen a Friend or Foe for Maintaining a Healthy Body Composition?

It’s not uncommon for women to gain weight after menopause. Menopause and peri-menopause is also the time when estrogen levels begin to drastically decline. Estrogen is the female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. It’s one of the two major female sex hormones, the other being progesterone. When a woman’s…