Can Weight Loss Cool Hot Flashes?
Women Who Lost Weight on Low-Fat Diet Had Fewer or No Hot Flashes, Researchers Find
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Weight Loss & Hot Flash Relief: Perspective continued...
"These [mental] and behavioral aspects of the program may have made it easier for women to cope with their symptoms or changed their subjective perceptions of their symptoms, so that they no longer perceived their symptoms as being so severe or disruptive," she tells WebMD.
Until more research is in, Rabin says one take-home message is clear from the new research. "Not only will weight loss cut your risk of [heart disease and stroke] and lengthen your life, it may make you feel more comfortable as you go through the menopausal transition and beyond," she says.