Reference : L'obesite feminine: souci esthetique ou probleme medical?
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Endocrinology, metabolism & nutrition
L'obesite feminine: souci esthetique ou probleme medical?
[fr] Obesity and women: esthetic preoccupation or medical problem?
Luyckx, Françoise mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chimie médicale >]
Scheen, André mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Diabétologie, nutrition et maladie métaboliques - Médecine interne générale >]
Lefebvre, Pierre [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Diabétologie,nutrition, maladies métaboliques >]
Revue Médicale de Liège
Hopital de Baviere
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[en] Adult ; Cardiovascular Diseases/etiology ; Exercise ; Female ; Humans ; Middle Aged ; Morbidity ; Mortality ; Obesity/complications/psychology/therapy ; Risk Factors ; Self Concept ; Weight Loss ; Women's Health
[en] Women more and more frequently refer to medical doctors for treating weight excess. Even if the primum movens is usually a pure esthetic concern, medical aspects should not be neglected. Indeed, if obesity with gynoid adipose tissue distribution is less deleterious than android obesity from a metabolic point of view, severe obesity is frequently associated with cardiovascular risk factors which may hinder the prognosis of these female patients. Other complications are common in obese women, such as oestrogen-related cancers, osteoarticular problems and psychological disturbances. Various therapeutic approaches are available which permit an encouraging weight loss and a rapid improvement of risk factors. Unfortunately, long-term results are often disappointing, essentially because of the difficulty to follow on the long term a strict diet regimen and practice physical exercise and because of the usual unrealistic expectations of the obese women who consult medical doctors.

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