October 2003 Issue

The role of hormones and insulin in female fat development.
By Teresa Tapp
Most women can relate to fighting the ongoing battle against increasing fat that seems to begin in our 20s, accelerates in our 30s, accumulates in our 40s, and explodes in our 50s. Even though we may consume the same amount of calories and maintain the same level of exercise or activity, we seem to lose control over the formation of new fat.