Exercise for postmenopausal women to decrease the likelihood of obesity

Barnett, Fiona (2009) Exercise for postmenopausal women to decrease the likelihood of obesity. Queensland Women’s Health Network News, August 2009. pp. 4-5.

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[Extract] Obesity is a national health problem in Australia. Queensland has the highest rates of obesity with adults living in regional areas showing higher rates compared to those living in major cities.1 Weight gain and the associated risk of cardiovascular disease increases dramatically in postmenopausal women. In 1998, three Australian women died every hour from cardiovascular disease.2 In addition. more than 80% of Australian women aged 55 years or older have at least one major identifiable risk factor. It appears that a reduction in activity at this time of life causes a decrease in muscle mass and a concomitant decrease in metabolic rate thus resulting in weight gain.

Item ID: 40016
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 02:27
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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