Since hormones affect weight, hormonal therapy to enhance ovulation (whether pills or the multiple shots that the in vitro fertilization process entails) often leads to weight gain.
This fall, Ozempic suddenly seemed to be everywhere, as celebrities and influencers jumped on the viral trend of using the prescription diabetes drug as a quick weight-loss fix. (Spoiler alert: It’s not that simple.)
Some studies suggest that up to 80% of women with PCOS in the U.S. have overweight or obesity.
Five Tips for Women’s Health Providers to Address Obesity
Studies suggest that menopause does cause a number of physiological changes that can affect weight, including increased fat mass (total body fat and especially visceral fat), decreased muscle mass, and reduced energy expenditure.
Losing weight may be challenging, but biology isn’t destiny. A national expert explains why women may have a more difficult time than men in shedding pounds.