DHT and visceral fat

Menopausal women experience a shift in fat distribution from a female pear shape to a more male-like apple shape due to visceral fat accumulation.

It has been speculated that a shift in androgen to estrogen ratio was a principal cause. This was confirmed by this study which showed DHT, the most powerful androgen, increased visceral fat and expressed lipogenic genes in visceral fat in female mice.


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