NEW YORK (Reuters): Maintaining a healthy weight after menopause may improve women’s chances of living into their mid-80s while keeping their health and mobility, a new study shows. Women tend to put on weight after menopause. But not much was known about how extra pounds affect their ability to get around in old age. “We chose to do this study because we wanted to learn more about the health status of older women, who represent a growing segment of the US population,” Eileen Rillamas-Sun told Reuters Health in an email.