Bone loss and belly fat may no longer be certain fates of menopause, thanks to new research from an international team of scientists.

Researcher Mone Zaidi from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sina and colleagues describe the discovery of an antibody that reduced fat and increased bone mass in mice in a paper published online May 24 in the journal Nature.

The study authors hope the antibody might also be used to treat other medical conditions associated with abdominal fat accumulation, like metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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