School or Department
Biological Sciences, Division of
obesity treatment, rural women, postmenopausal, psychological treatment for obesity, treatment pyramid
Obesity has become increasingly pervasive in rural areas of the United States as access to high calorie food increases, access to nutrient-dense food decreases, and lifestyles become more sedentary. Effective and accessible treatment and prevention techniques for obesity are critical public health concerns that will persist into the future. As the global population grows older and more obese, treatments tailored to older adults will only become more important. As postmenopausal women have differences in physiology from both younger women and older men, treatments will need to be tailored to fit their specific needs. Populations of older women in the United States also have some of the highest levels of poverty, which exacerbates obesity and related conditions.
Honors College Research Project
GLI Capstone Project
Lucas, Julliette T., "Obesity in Postmenopausal Rural Women: Clinical and Psychological Prevention and Treatment Techniques" (2019). Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers. 250.
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