Modifications of Activity of Autonomic Nervous System, and Resting Energy Expenditure in Women Using Hormone-Replacement TherapyMonda V1#, Valenzano A3#, Moscatelli F3,4, Messina A1, Piombino L1, Zannella C1, Viggiano E1, Monda G1, De Luca V2, Chieffi S1, Villano I1, Tafuri D5, Russo L1, Dalia C1, Viggiano A6, Cibelli G4, Messina G1,3 and Monda M1*
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- Prof. Marcellino Monda
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Received Date: March 28, 2016; Accepted Date: June 20, 2016; Published Date: June 24, 2016
Citation: Monda V, Valenzano A, Moscatelli F, Messina A, Piombino L, et al. (2016) Modifications of Activity of Autonomic Nervous System, and Resting Energy Expenditure in Women Using Hormone-Replacement Therapy. Biol Med (Aligarh) 8:306. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000306
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Menopause is a significant period characterized by physiological change. Hormonal changes are largely related to estrogen depletion and subsequent cessation of ovarian function. This study analyzed vegetative modulation, expressed as heart rate variability (HRV) power spectral analysis, resting energy expenditure, and body composition in women in post-menopause with and without hormone-replacement therapy (HRT). 87 Sedentary women were enrolled, 41 (age: 53-54) women with BMI of 21.6 ± 2.6 kg/m2 were on HRT and 46 (age: 52-63) with BMI of 22.4 ± 1.8 kg/m2 were not. This experiment marks aspects regarding the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and body weight in HRT and menopause.