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One-third of middle-aged women gain at least 5 pounds in two years
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One-third of middle-aged women gain at least 5 pounds in two years according to a large study from Australia. Half maintained their weight
One-half of women maintained their weight within 5 pounds.
The others lost more than 5 pounds.
Physical and Mental Well-Being
Weight gain associated with decrease in physical well-being; gain or less associated with decrease in mental well-being
Gaining more than 5 pounds was associated with a decrease of physical well-being, while either gaining or losing more than 5 pounds was associated with a decrease in mental well-being.
Subjects: 7270 women 45-50 years-old
The study followed 7270 women between 45- and 50-years-old who were enrolled in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.
Williams L, Young A, Brown WJ. Weight gained in two years by a population of mid-aged women: How much is too much? Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Aug, 30(8):1229-33.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW, Australia
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