Emerging health problems among women: Inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome

Yi Ju Tsai, Ming Ping Wu, Ya Wen Hsu

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The increase in obesity and metabolic syndrome has been documented worldwide. However, few studies have investigated the risk of inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome specifically in women. Hormone balance plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism and helps to maintain optimal health. It is likely that the sex difference in obesity may be due to the variation in hormone concentration throughout a woman's life, which predisposes them to weight gain. This paper reviews previous literature and discusses factors that influence the risk of adiposity-related health consequences among women for three critical biological transitions throughout a woman's life: puberty, menopause, and pregnancy. To improve quality of life and metabolic health for women, interventions are needed to target women at different transition stages and provide tailored health education programs. Interventions should raise awareness of physical inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, and promote healthy behavioral change in women.

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期刊Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
出版狀態Published - 2014 2月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 婦產科


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