Obesity and body mass index (BMI) in relation to life-style and psycho-social aspects.

@article{Marcellini2009ObesityAB,
  title={Obesity and body mass index (BMI) in relation to life-style and psycho-social aspects.},
  author={F. Marcellini and Cinzia Di Giuli and Roberta Papa and Giacomo Tirabassi and Emanuela Faloia and Martina Boscaro and Angela Maria Polito and Donatella Ciarapica and Maria Letizia Zaccaria and Eugenio Mocchegiani},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 Suppl 1},
  pages={195-206}
}
Obesity is increasing in middle-aged adults and the elderly. This multifactorial phenomenon may have different causes, such as incorrect nutritional and dietary habits, psycho-social aspects and sedentary life-style. It is becoming a serious problem, due also to the world's ageing society. The aim of this study is to provide preliminary results on BMI, life-style and psycho-social aspects in a sample of Italian subjects, which also assesses the relationship between obesity and psychological… CONTINUE READING

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