Gender-specific aspects of obesity.

  • Mariane J Legato
  • Published 1997 in
    International journal of fertility and women's…

Abstract

Obesity, an increasingly prevalent and difficult-to-treat condition in the United States, affects more women than men. The distribution of body fat differs in the genders, with women carrying more fat "on" their frames and men more likely to exhibit central obesity, carrying weight "within" their frames. Changes in body distribution of fat occur with… (More)

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