How Obesity Affects Older Women

The American Geriatrics Society has concluded that women are not only experiencing a shorter lifespan but they’re also experiencing a decrease in their quality of life in their senior years. This is being caused by a combination of arthritis and obesity. Research Regarding Women with Osteoarthritis and Obesity Although it still appears that females can expect to live longer than males they’re also at a greater risk of living with a lot of disabilities because of these two factors. This is something that Dr. Heather Whitson from Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina has noted. To arrive at her discovery Dr. Whitson enrolled 5,888 men and women over the age of 65 in what she entitled the Cardiovascular Health Study. In this study, Dr. Whitson and her colleagues looked at the number of disabilities that occurred amongst males Read More +