menopause is associated with an increased body weight and changes in fat distribution, high levels of homocysteine and cardiovascular risk factors associated with estrogen deficiency. the objective was to evaluate body mass index (bmi), waist circumference (wc), waist/hip index (whi), and serum homocysteine (hct) levels in postmenopausal women (n 128). nutritional status was diagnosed by bmi (who), wc (normal <88cm, at risk> 88cm), whi (normal <0.8, at risk> 0.8), serum homocysteine (hct) (elisa) normal < 10 mmol/l, at risk >10-15mmol/l, high >15mmol/l and estradiol (elisa) <65pg/ml (menopause). sixty five point nine % were overweight/obese, 47.3% and 82.2% showed cardio metabolic risk by wc and whi. there was a significant difference for whi, and a positive significant correlation between anthropometrics indexes. ten % showed risk and hyperhomocysteinaemia, but it was not correlated with the evaluated variables. the subjects had a high frequency of overweight, obesity and android fat distribution, showing a high risk for cardiometabolics diseases.