Obesity Disparities in Women and Factors Impacting Health Outcomes

Obesity is a chronic disease that occurs when there is an increase in the size and amount of fat cells in the body. While approximately 42% of Americans are living with obesity, women are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic—both in terms of their health outcomes and the economic costs of the disease

Read the “Obesity Disparities in Women and Factors Impacting Health Outcomes” Fact Sheet by the Society for Women’s Health Research to better understand the unique impacts that obesity poses on women across their health spans and lifespans.

Obesity is a chronic disease that occurs when there is an increase in the size and amount of fat cells in the body. While approximately 42% of Americans are living with obesity, women are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic—both in terms of their health outcomes and the economic costs of the disease

Read the “Obesity Disparities in Women and Factors Impacting Health Outcomes” Fact Sheet by the Society for Women’s Health Research to better understand the unique impacts that obesity poses on women across their health spans and lifespans.


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