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Menopause Effects on Obesity, Energy Balance & Insulin (Pennington Biomedical Research Center collaboration, Bastyr subcontractor)

Status: 
Completed
Study area: 
Healthy Aging
Chronic Disease
Principal investigator: 
S Smith (Pennington)
Co-investigator(s): 
J Lovejoy
Project period: 
September 2003 - 2007

This observational study examines changes in body composition, energy intake and physical activity in a cohort of 160 perimenopausal women.  Annual assessments will be conducted for 7 years to determine the impact of changing reproductive hormone concentrations on body fatness, fat distribution, energy balance and insulin resistance.