A Study on Health Problems Associated with Body Weight among Women

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2015 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 1 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Dr.K.Ragavendiran
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Dr.K.Ragavendiran, "A Study on Health Problems Associated with Body Weight among Women," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 1,  no. 1, pp. 1-4, 2015. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V1I1P101


Being overweight is not just a superficial disadvantage but a health hazard with multiple implications. The odds of having fatness and corpulence correlated with health conditions varied among persons depending on their age, gender, race, and income. Fatness can have an adverse impact on health at each stage of a woman's life cycle. Excess body weight poses one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century worldwide. In young women, fatness has an impact on psychosocial health and, as they cultivate older and become parents, on their reproductive health. Plumpness also has a marked impact on life anticipation. Results of the study exposed the fact that overweight and obese respondents faced many health problems when compared to the other two groups of BMI grade respondents.


Obesity, overweight, health hazard, BMI


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