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Obesity and Its Impact Upon Quality of Life

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Obesity may have a negative effect on quality of life (QOL) and is an important outcome in the treatment of obesity. In this chapter we discuss the concept of QOL; the measurement of QOL; the mechanisms by which obesity may influence the physical, social, mental, and sexual aspects of QOL; and the effects of weight loss interventions on QOL. Finally, we discuss how health professionals may use QOL measures to improve the quality of clinical practice.

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Andersen, J.R., Karlsen, TI., Kolotkin, R.L. (2014). Obesity and Its Impact Upon Quality of Life. In: Mullin, G., Cheskin, L., Matarese, L. (eds) Integrative Weight Management. Nutrition and Health. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0548-5_15

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