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2012年8月21日 星期二

FACTORS AFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS IN WOMEN


The loss of weight and lack of nutrition associated with a chronic illness is referred to as cachexia. Unexplained, unintentional weight loss is often a result of illness and should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.For additional symptoms and signs, please visit our Symptom Checker index.

FACTORS AFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS IN WOMEN

Women face unique challenges when it comes to weight loss.
Metabolic Rate

In general, women possess slower metabolic rates than men. This means women often lose weight more slowly and have to work harder to get and keep weight off than men do.
Menopause
MayoClinic.com reports that post-menopausal women have more difficulty losing weight than their pre-menopausal counterparts.


Thyroid Disease
Thyroid disease is not unique to women, but the New York Thyroid Center reports that women are more likely to develop the condition than men

WEIGHT LOSS REFERENCE:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/255669-factors-affecting-weight-loss-in-women/

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