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Menopause AND weight loss

Nor Aijratul Asikin Mohd Shalan, Noordin M Mustapha, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Black tea and Nonileaf are among the dietary compounds that can benefit patients with bone resorption disorders. Their bone regeneration effects and their mechanisms were studied in estrogen-deficient rats. METHODS: Noni leaves (three doses) and black tea water extracts were fed to ovariectomized rats for 4 mo, and their effects (analyzed via mechanical measurements, micro-computed tomography scan, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction mRNA) were compared with Remifemin (a commercial phytoestrogen product from black cohosh)...
January 2017: Nutrition
Kathleen M Sturgeon, Lorraine T Dean, Mariane Heroux, Jessica Kane, Toni Bauer, Erica Palmer, Jin Long, Shannon Lynch, Linda Jacobs, David B Sarwer, Mary B Leonard, Kathryn Schmitz
PURPOSE: The goal of this RCT was to examine the efficacy and safety of a web-based program to improve cardiovascular and bone health outcomes, among 35 BRCA1/2+ breast cancer survivors who underwent prophylactic oophorectomy and thus experienced premature surgical menopause. METHODS: A 12-month commercially available web-based lifestyle modification program (Precision Nutrition Coaching) was utilized. Cardiovascular fitness, dietary intake, leisure time activity, body composition, bone mineral density, bone structure, and muscle strength were assessed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Heekyung Chung, Winjet Chou, Dorothy D Sears, Ruth E Patterson, Nicholas J G Webster, Lesley G Ellies
BACKGROUND: Menopause is associated with significant hormonal changes that result in increased total body fat and abdominal fat, amplifying the risk for metabolic syndrome and diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in postmenopausal women. Intermittent fasting regimens hold significant health benefit promise for obese humans, however, regimens that include extreme daytime calorie restriction or daytime fasting are generally associated with hunger and irritability, hampering long-term compliance and adoption in the clinical setting...
December 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
William J Lawson, Kristin Shirey, Redin A Spann, Carlos A Zamarripa, Jonathan P Hosler, Bernadette E Grayson
OBJECTIVE: Although women are the most common recipients of weight loss surgeries for the amelioration of the comorbidities of obesity, few studies have addressed the efficacy of these procedures with specific attention to reproductive stage. Here we ask in a rodent model of vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) whether improvements to metabolic health are realized in women having received surgical menopause. Specifically we were interested in knowing whether rats made menopausal through surgical means would exhibit persistent hepatic steatosis as reported in previously pregnant, freely cycling female VSG rats or if it is resolved as reported in male VSG rats...
October 31, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Marina M Reeves, Caroline O Terranova, Jane M Erickson, Jennifer R Job, Denise S K Brookes, Nicole McCarthy, Ingrid J Hickman, Sheleigh P Lawler, Brianna S Fjeldsoe, Genevieve N Healy, Elisabeth A H Winkler, Monika Janda, J Lennert Veerman, Robert S Ware, Johannes B Prins, Theo Vos, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth G Eakin
BACKGROUND: Obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet quality have been associated with increased risk of breast cancer-specific and all-cause mortality as well as treatment-related side-effects in breast cancer survivors. Weight loss intervention trials in breast cancer survivors have shown that weight loss is safe and achievable; however, few studies have examined the benefits of such interventions on a broad range of outcomes and few have examined factors important to translation (e...
October 28, 2016: BMC Cancer
Nasreen A Vohra, Swapnil D Kachare, Paul Vos, Bruce F Schroeder, Olga Schuth, Dylan Suttle, Timothy L Fitzgerald, Jan H Wong, Kathryn M Verbanac
PURPOSE: Obesity and breast density are both associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and are potentially modifiable. Weight loss surgery (WLS) causes a significant reduction in the amount of body fat and a decrease in breast cancer risk. The effect of WLS on breast density and its components has not been documented. Here, we analyze the impact of WLS on volumetric breast density (VBD) and on each of its components (fibroglandular volume and breast volume) by using three-dimensional methods...
October 26, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Ellen B Gold, Sybil L Crawford, Janie F Shelton, Ping G Tepper, Carolyn J Crandall, Gail A Greendale, Karen A Matthews, Rebecca C Thurston, Nancy E Avis
OBJECTIVE: Greater body mass index (BMI) and body fat are associated with vasomotor symptoms (VMS). Thus, weight loss may prevent VMS. We analyzed whether concurrent BMI or waist circumference and/or changes in weight or waist circumference predicted incident VMS and whether these relations differed by menopause stage or race/ethnicity. METHODS: Data from 10 follow-up visits for 1,546 participants in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation who reported no VMS at baseline were modeled for time to first symptomatic visit in relation to concurrent BMI and waist circumference and change in weight and waist circumference during early and late menopause using discrete survival analyses, adjusting for covariates...
October 3, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Maninder Ahuja
INTRODUCTION: Age of menopause is a very important biomarker of not only the loss of fertility but also an increased risk for various mid-life diseases and problems. Many of these diseases can be prevented by timely intervention of lifestyle modification, menopausal hormone therapy, or other supplementations such as calcium, Vitamin D, and micronutrients. In India age of menopause is less than our counterparts in the Western world. This means that the fertility potential of Indian women starts compromising early, so we need to start with the preventive measures much early...
July 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Jennifer D Brooks, Esther M John, Lene Mellemkjaer, Charles F Lynch, Julia A Knight, Kathleen E Malone, Anne S Reiner, Leslie Bernstein, Xiaolin Liang, Roy E Shore, Marilyn Stovall, Jonine L Bernstein
Studies examining the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) have reported mixed findings. We previously showed that obese postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer have a fivefold higher risk of CBC compared with normal weight women. In the current analysis, we reexamined this relationship in the expanded Women's Environmental Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology (WECARE) Study, focusing on the impact of menopausal status and ER status of the first breast cancer...
November 2016: Cancer Medicine
Maude Dulac, Guy El Hajj Boutros, Charlotte Pion, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Gilles Gouspillou, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
Objective: To investigate whether handgrip strength normalized to body weight could be a useful clinical tool to identify dynapenia and assess functional capacity in post-menopausal women. Method: A total of 136 postmenopausal women were recruited. Body composition (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry [DEXA], Bio-electrical Impedence Analysis [BIA]), grip strength (dynamometer) and functional capacity (senior fitness tests) were evaluated. Dynapenia was established according to a handgrip strength index (handgrip strength divided by body weight (BW) in Kg/KgBW) obtained from a reference population of young women: Type I dynapenic (<0...
September 15, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Laura D Bilek, Nancy L Waltman, Joan M Lappe, Kevin A Kupzyk, Lynn R Mack, Diane M Cullen, Kris Berg, Meghan Langel, Melissa Meisinger, Ashlee Portelli-Trinidad, Molly Lang
BACKGROUND: In the United States, over 34 million American post-menopausal women have low bone mass (osteopenia) which increases their risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium, vitamin D and exercise are recommended for prevention of osteoporosis, and bisphosphonates (BPs) are prescribed in women with osteoporosis. BPs may also be prescribed for women with low bone mass, but are more controversial due to the potential for adverse effects with long-term use. A bone loading exercise program (high-impact weight bearing and resistance training) promotes bone strength by preserving bone mineral density (BMD), improving bone structure, and by promoting bone formation at sites of mechanical stress...
2016: BMC Women's Health
Birgith Pedersen, Charlotte Delmar, Mette Dahl Bendtsen, Ingvar Bosaeus, Andreas Carus, Ursula Falkmer, Mette Groenkjaer
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic adjuvant treatment for breast cancer can cause changes in women's weight and body composition and influence their general health and survival. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the extent and patterns of change in weight and body composition after current standard adjuvant antineoplastic treatment for breast cancer. METHODS: Data on weight and body composition from 95 women with breast cancer Stage I to III were obtained during 18 months on a bioelectric impedance analyzer...
August 16, 2016: Cancer Nursing
Ashley J Vargas, John Quackenbush, Kimberly Glass
BACKGROUND: Weight loss may decrease risk of colorectal cancer in obese individuals, yet its effect in the colorectum is not well understood. We used integrative network modeling, Passing Attributes between Networks for Data Assimilation, to estimate transcriptional regulatory network models from mRNA expression levels from rectal mucosa biopsies measured pre- and post-weight loss in 10 obese, pre-menopausal women. RESULTS: We identified significantly greater regulatory targeting of glucose transport pathways in the post-weight loss regulatory network, including "regulation of glucose transport" (FDR=0...
August 11, 2016: Genomics
A Vargas-Meza, M Chavez-Tostado, A O Cortes-Flores, D Urias-Valdez, M Delgado-Gomez, G Morgan-Villela, C Zuloaga-Fernandez Del Valle, J Jimenez-Tornero, R Zuloaga-Fernandez Del Valle, C Fuentes-Orozco, J García-Rentería, J Rendón-Félix, L Cuesta-Márquez, A Gonzalez-Ojeda
Weight gain is observed in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and is a well-known complication. Several factors that contributing to weight gain have been identified. However, there is a lack of information about factors associated with weight changes following adjuvant chemotherapy. A retrospective cohort of 200 pre- and post-menopausal Mexican patients treated for breast cancer was made. Anthropometric variables were measured before/after treatment. Biomarkers, cellular differentiation and chemotherapy were similar between groups...
August 1, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Sridhar Muthusami, Vasudevan Gopalakrishnan, Jone A Stanley, Senthilkumar Krishnamoorthy, Ramachandran Ilangovan, Velliyur K Gopalakrishnan, Narasimhan Srinivasan
UNLABELLED: The increasing evidence suggesting the role of free radicals in bone resorption and bone loss prompted us to explore whether the consumption of antioxidant rich medicinal plant C. quadrangularis modifies antioxidant status in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Twenty four female adult rats, 90days old showing regular estrous cycles were used for the present study. The animals were divided into two groups. The Group-1 rats (n=6) were sham operated and Group-II rats were bilaterally ovariectomized (n=18) and treated with C...
July 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Hironobu Asai, Sachie Nakatani, Takuya Kato, Tatsuo Shimizu, Hiroshi Mano, Kenji Kobata, Masahiro Wada
The effect of glucosamine (GlcN) and N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) on bone metabolism in ovariectomized (OVX) mice was studied. After 12 weeks of feeding with 0.2% GlcN and 0.2% GlcNAc, the femoral bone mineral density in OVX mice was significantly increased compared with that in OVX mice fed the control diet. Histomorphometric analysis of the tibia indicated that the rates of osteogenesis and bone resorption were reduced due to the GlcN diet. The erosion depth of osteoclasts on the tibia in GlcN- and GlcNAc-fed OVX mice was significantly lower than that in the control OVX mice...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Paolo Emilio Puddu, Michele Schiariti, Concetta Torromeo
BACKGROUND: There are no ready explanations for differences in ischemic heart disease incidence between women and men under an epidemiological perspective. However, when myocardial infarction occurs, there are more likely individuals who happen to die. METHODS: This review from a more recent literature was performed for a two-fold purpose, to describe gender wise: a) the role of classical and novel factors defined to evaluate coronary artery disease (CAD) risk and mortality, aimed at assessing applicability and relevance for primary and secondary prevention; b) the differences in northern versus southern European Countries in risk factors and CAD mortality...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Seong Hee Ahn, Seokhyeon Lee, Hyeonmok Kim, Seung Hun Lee, Beom-Jun Kim, Jung-Min Koh
PURPOSE: Despite the clear effect of iron on bone metabolism, most clinical studies related to bone health have only focused on bone mineral density (BMD). In the present study, we investigated the relationship between serum ferritin and composite indices of femur neck strength via a population-based, cross-sectional study using the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). METHODS: Our study series included 693 women at the stage of bone loss (≥ 45 years of age), defined based on the observed patterns of age-related BMD changes in the KNHANES...
April 4, 2016: Endocrine Research
S J Hopkins, A D Toms, M Brown, J R Welsman, O C Ukoumunne, K M Knapp
UNLABELLED: Significant increased hip fracture incidence has been reported in the year following total knee replacement. This study demonstrates that bone and muscle loss is a post-surgical consequence of total knee replacement, alongside poor outcomes in function and activity potentially contributing to reduced quality of life and increased hip fracture risk. INTRODUCTION: A significant increase in hip fracture incidence in the year following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has been reported...
August 2016: Osteoporosis International
Mohammad Allahtavakoli, Najmeh Honari, Iran Pourabolli, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi, Hossein Ghafarian, Ali Roohbakhsh, Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Ali Shamsizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Lower level of estrogen hormone is considered as an important factor for loss of learning and memory in postmenopausal women. Although estrogen replacement therapy is used for compensation, but long-term usage of estrogen is associated with a higher risk of hormone-dependent cancers. Phytoestrogens, due to fewer side effects, have been proposed to prevent menopause-related cognitive decline. METHODS: 24 female Wistar rats weighing 180-220 g were used in this study...
July 2015: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
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