Obesity and nutrition in women throughout adulthood

Auteur(s) :
Morin KH., Stark MA., Searing K.
Date :
Nov, 2004
Source(s) :
Adresse :
Western Michigan University, Bronson School of Nursing, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA. karen.morin@wmich.edu

Sommaire de l'article

Nutritional challenges are particularly relevant to women. Almost 62% of women are overweight; of these women, 33% are obese. The incidence of obesity is even greater in non-Hispanic Black and Mexican American women. Women who are overweight or obese experience a greater number of adverse health outcomes, including an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and breast and colon cancer. Dietary patterns influence health outcomes, with a heart-healthy pattern having the most positive health outcomes. Health care providers should encourage women to consume a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in total and saturated fats.

Source : Pubmed