Women really DO get a "spare tyre" of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease

Women really DO get a 'spare tyre' of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease Women's bodies change shape after the menopause Before menopause, women store excess fat around their legs and hips; afterwards, around the middle But storing fat around the abdomen is riskier for health, raising the risk of heart disease and cancer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:14 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 28 March 2013 After the menopause women's shapes change to be more like those of men Women really are more likely to develop a 'spare tyre' around their waist after the menopause, say researchers.

Yo-yo dieting doesn"t just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART

Yo-yo dieting doesn't just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART Study followed 100 obese post-menopausal women, who lost 25lbs on average in an intervention schemeA year later they had regained around 70 per cent of the weight they had lost Women who regained weight had worse heart health than before they went on diet | UPDATED: 17:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 A measured response: Maintaining weight loss is just as important as losing it, a study has suggested Older women who want to slim down have been warned they could be doing more harm than good if they don't manage to stick to the diet.

No more cake after menopause? Why cutting out dessert is more effective than cutting calories for older women

No more cake after menopause Why cutting out dessert is more effective than cutting calories for older women Post-menopausal women face a natural decline in energy levels which makes it harder to shed weightEating fruit and vegetables helps with weight-loss long-term | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 28 August 2012 Losing weight can be especially tricky for post-menopausal women as they face a natural decline in energy levels.

Older women should skip dessert if they want to lose weight long-term

Older women should skip dessert if they want to lose weight long-term Post-menopausal women face a natural decline in energy levels which makes it harder to shed weightEating fruit and vegetables helps with weight-loss long-term | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 August 2012 Losing weight can be especially tricky for post-menopausal women as they face a natural decline in energy levels.

A wasted decade: How one HRT scare has "caused thousands of women 10 years of needless suffering"

A wasted decade: How one HRT scare has 'caused thousands of women 10 years of needless suffering' | UPDATED: 07:21 GMT, 22 May 2012 'Wasted decade': A panel of experts believe the 2002 HRT scare has denied thousands of women the relief that hormone replacement could offer Thousands of women have had a ‘wasted decade’ of suffering since the HRT scare, according to an international panel of experts.

Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as a completely separate disease

Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as 'a completely separate disease' | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 4 May 2012 Kylie Minogue after recovering from breast cancer in 2006: Particular genes are significantly associated with breast cancer in pre-menopausal women Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as a completely separate disease, according to new research.

HRT "that protects against breast cancer" can cut disease rate by nearly a quarter

HRT 'that protects against breast cancer' can cut disease rate by nearly a quarter HRT: Women taking the oestrogen-only form of the treatment were 23 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer Women taking a specific form of HRT may be protected against breast cancer, researchers say.