Menopause

How to treat weight gain in menopause

September 22, 2021

Many women gain weight during menopause. Aging and lifestyle are the main factors, and women generally become less active as they go through midlife. At any age, it is known that burning fewer calories increases weight and fat mass. But what can providers do?

What you need to know about wellness at midlife

September 22, 2021

This week, Contemporary OB/GYN® will be covering the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) 2021 Annual Meeting, which is taking place Sept. 22-25 in Washington, D.C. We spoke with NAMS President Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc about wellness at midlife and why it is crucial in menopause.

Updated statement on managing osteoporosis in postmenopause

September 07, 2021

Successfully managing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women revolves around risk factors and risk-assessment tools for identifying women who are candidates for pharmacologic therapy, according to an updated position statement from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Lower risk of peripheral arterial disease linked to dietary patterns

July 29, 2021

An evaluation of multiple recommended eating patterns has found that intakes of legumes, dietary fiber, and vegetable protein is linked to lower risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), whereas intakes of unprocessed red meat, processed meat, and regular soft drinks are associated with higher risk.

Predicting the age at natural menopause

June 17, 2021

Besides sex hormone levels, predictors for the age at natural menopause (ANM) include irregularity of menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, life habits and socioeconomic factors, according to a retrospective study of 105 middle-aged women who kept bleeding diaries.