Obesity and quality of life.

  title={Obesity and quality of life.},
  author={Robert F Kushner and Gary D. Foster},
  volume={16 10},
The focus of this review is the impact of obesity and weight loss on quality of life. A focus on quality of life broadens the scope of treatment efficacy beyond weight loss and provides a patient-centered perspective. The concept of quality of life is defined, and both general and obesity-specific measures are reviewed. It is clear that obesity confers negative consequences on both the physical and psychosocial aspects of quality of life, especially among the severely obese. The effects of… CONTINUE READING

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