A Women's health perspective on managing obesity

Veronica R. Johnson*, Chika V. Anekwe, Tiffani Bell Washington, Shradha Chhabria, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford

*Corresponding author for this work

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While the prevalence of obesity in US men and women is nearly equivalent, obesity management in women requires a different approach that considers age and life stage in development including sexual maturation/reproduction, menopause and post-menopause. In this review, the diagnosis and treatment of obesity using lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy and metabolic and bariatric surgery are discussed from a women's health perspective, with emphasis on management during pregnancy and post-partum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
StatePublished - May 1 2023


  • Gender/sex
  • Management
  • Obesity
  • women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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