Drugs like estrogen can prove effective for postmenopausal womenAccording to a recent study, women may experience a gain of weight of about 10-15 pounds in the years surrounding menopause. The findings of this study put to rest all doubts that arose before about whether weight gain is a side-effect of menopause.

It was revealed that ER_ receptor is the primary mediator behind the attenuating effects of estrogen on weight gain. It was also concluded that E2 and the ER_ selective drug minimize weight gain in rats without minimizing the intake of food.

Researchers at the Georgetown University consider that ER_-selective drugs can prove effective therapeutically for minimizing postmenopausal weight gain in women.