Daily Heat Treatments May Reduce Risk of Obesity in Menopausal Women

Daily 30-minute heat treatment is safe and reduces aging-mediated tissue damage. It is a promising and effective therapeutic strategy to boost metabolism and reduce the risk of obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

WeightControl.com Interview with:
Rong Fan, MS (she/her/hers)
PhD Candidate
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts

WeightControl.com:  What is the background for this study? 

Response: As we age, our metabolism and energy expenditure decline.

Studies have shown that in women, age-related metabolic changes begin around ages 45-50 with a sharp increase, overlapping with the menopause period. This mid-life aging window is crucial and highlights the need for effective and accessible intervention strategies.

Daily whole-body heat treatment (104-113°F) for 30 minutes is a promising strategy to partially mimic the metabolic benefits and physiological response of aerobic exercise.

Last Updated on July 2, 2024 by weightcontrol