Maintain a Healthy Weight—
The ovaries make estrogen during the years before menopause, but it’s also made in fat cells where enzymes convert other hormones to estrogens. After menopause, fat is the primary source of estrogen production in the body. This means that weight is a critical factor in determining estrogen levels, for both pre- and post- menopausal women. Dietary choices and activities that promote a healthy weight are essential to any estrogen- reducing program.