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

Completed
Healthy Aging
Chronic Disease
S Smith (Pennington)
J Lovejoy
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.