Women are already ‘on track’ towards obesity by early 20s


A woman’s weight gain trajectory is established in her early 20s, say Australian researchers, who are urging GPs to steer patients into early behavioural change to avoid obesity in later life.

A study following nearly 5000 healthy Australian women for 16 years has found 29% became overweight and one in 10 became obese, according to University of Queensland research.

The findings, presented at the 24th European Congress on Obesity