When women reach a menopause age their bodies have a tendency to gain weight. Gaining 10-15 pounds during pre-menopause and menopause stage is very common. Some studies have pointed out that weight gain during this period of time can also be the cause of increased risk of breast cancer.
Several factors are playing a major role in weight gain during menopause. One of the factors is hormonal changes, such as increased level of estrogen in the body. Increased level of this hormone has been scientifically proven to have menopausal women gain weight and decrease the amount of testosterone in the body.