What does your waistline say about your health? Find out why belly fat is more common after menopause, what dangers it poses — and
what to do about it. What's behind belly fat: Your weight is largely determined by how you balance the calories you eat with the energy you burn. If you eat too much and exercise too
little, you're likely to pack on excess pounds — including belly fat.
However, aging also plays a role. Muscle mass typically diminishes with age, while fat increases. Loss of muscle mass also decreases
the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. Many women also notice an increase in belly fat as they get older — even if they aren't gaining weight. This is likely due to a decreasing level of estrogen, which appears to influence where fat is distributed in the body.
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