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

Yi Ju Tsai, Ming Ping Wu, Ya Wen Hsu

研究成果: Review article

6 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

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.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)12-14
頁數3
期刊Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
3
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2014 二月 1

指紋

Obesity
Health
Hormones
Adiposity
Women's Health
Puberty
Menopause
Health Education
Sex Characteristics
Weight Gain
Quality of Life
Pregnancy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Emerging health problems among women : Inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. / Tsai, Yi Ju; Wu, Ming Ping; Hsu, Ya Wen.

於: Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy, 卷 3, 編號 1, 01.02.2014, p. 12-14.

研究成果: Review article

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