Estrogen and Obesity – What’s the Connection?

Updated: Jan 20


I’ve written before about the epidemic problem of estrogen dominance – a condition where a woman has too much estrogen relative to progesterone. And while there are several factors behind this rise in estrogen dominance, the primary factor remains obesity/excess body fat.


It’s been proven in several scientific studies that obesity/excess body fat promotes estrogen dominance. Few people know that fat cells actually produce estrogen. Women naturally have a higher percentage of body fat than men, and one of the main reasons for this higher percentage of body fat is that it provides an energy source for a developing baby. It is also a backup source of estrogen that might be needed for reproductive purposes. Excess fat and the additional estrogen it produces, however, can be a serious problem.


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