Weight management is a salient issue for women. Studies of behavioral, pharmacological and surgical interventions indicate that women comprise the majority of patients presenting for weight-loss treatment. In this review we discuss the health impact of obesity for women, review behavioral treatments for adult overweight and obesity, and address topics of particular relevance for women, including concerns that weight-loss treatment may precipitate the development of eating pathology, as well as time periods of high risk for weight gain such as pregnancy and menopause.
Pinto, Angela Marinilli; Gokee-LaRose, Jessica; and Wing, Rena R., "Behavioral approaches to weight control: A review of current research" (2007). CUNY Academic Works.