Can higher estrogen levels help women burn fat?
Science shows there’s good reason to believe so.
Therefore we could say estrogen potentially indirectly helps fat loss.
Women can likely enhance their estrogen levels naturally by eating a higher fat diet. Increasing intake from 20% to 40% of intake tends to enhance base estrogen levels by 10-15%, which may give you that edge you need for maximal fat loss. See my previous post (5 posts back).
Last note: while higher estrogen levels seem great for body composition, it’s not necessarily conductive to good health, as higher estrogen levels make it slightly more likely women develop breast cancer [Russo 2006].
However, a family history awareness and regular check-ups help a lot here.