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A new study reveals that women can still use fat as an energy source even with low estrogen levels after menopause.
Previously, estrogen was believed to be important for fat-burning and menopausal women could gain weight due to low estrogen levels.
However, the study discovered what matters is the number of calories consumed versus the number of calories burned. Women who exercise regularly and have good fitness levels are also better at burning fat.
Burning more fat does not guarantee better health. Women who burn more fat have higher blood sugar levels after eating. The study’s findings are relevant to the ketogenic diet, which promotes high-fat intake to stimulate fat-burning and weight loss.
The study further suggests the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly to enjoy a smooth transition during menopause.
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