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Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Menopause

HAGEY, ALLISON R. JD; WARREN, MICHELLE P. MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 3 - p 627-641
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318180ba84
Evidence-Based Approach to Menopause

Menopause and the aging process itself cause many physiologic changes, which explain the increased prevalence of chronic diseases observed in postmenopausal women. Exercise and nutrition play important roles in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Correspondence: Michelle P. Warren, MD, Wyeth-Ayerst Professor of Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168 Street, New York, NY. E-mail: mpw1@columbia.edu

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.