Weight Loss Eliminates Hot Flashes

June 20, 2013

Postmenopausal hot flashes and night sweats come under the medical heading of vasomotor symptoms or VMS. A recent study found “weight loss as part of a healthy dietary modification may help eliminate VMS among postmenopausal women.”

More specifically, “women with symptoms at baseline who lost 10 lb or more or lost 10% or more of their baseline body weight between baseline and year 1 were significantly more likely to eliminate VMS compared with those who maintained weight. Large weight loss (>22 lb), but not dietary changes, was related to the elimination of moderate/severe VMS.”

If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, a healthier diet leading to weight loss may be all they need.

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