Reproductive hormones and obesity: 9 years of observation from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.

@article{SuttonTyrrell2010ReproductiveHA,
  title={Reproductive hormones and obesity: 9 years of observation from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.},
  author={Kim C Sutton-Tyrrell and Xinhua Zhao and Nanette F. Santoro and Bill L. Lasley and Maryfran Sowers and Janet K Johnston and Rachel Mackey and K. N. Matthews},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={171 11},
  pages={1203-13}
}
The effect of change in reproductive hormones and menopause on incident obesity (body mass index > or =30 kg/m(2)) and severe obesity (body mass index > or =35 kg/m(2)) was evaluated over 9 years in 3,260 US women recruited in the multiethnic Study of Women's Health Across the Nation in 1996-1997. After 9 years, cumulative incidences of obesity and severe obesity reached 21.8% and 12.3%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, hormone changes, chronic health conditions, lower physical activity… CONTINUE READING