New study: Gastric bypass can help regulate your menstrual cycle

/New study: Gastric bypass can help regulate your menstrual cycle

New study: Gastric bypass can help regulate your menstrual cycle

fork4Considering gastric bypass surgery to help lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other complications related to excess weight? Researchers say there may be one more benefit to the procedure: It can help normalize irregular menstrual cycles.

In a new study in the journal Gynecological Endocrinology, researchers studied 13 premenopausal women with longer than normal menstrual cycles (longer than 40 days) or who didn’t menstruate who underwent gastric bypass surgery.

What they found: One year after surgery, 85% (11 of the 13 patients) experienced regular menstrual cycles.

Why the change? Excess weight often leads to excess insulin production and insulin resistance, which impact your body’s hormone production, throwing it out of balance. Gastric bypass helps normalize insulin and reduce insulin resistance, which in turn helps rebalance your hormones.

By | 2018-01-26T19:02:54+00:00 November 15th, 2016|health|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at

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