Many simply avoid sex altogether, new research shows.
About half were seeking treatment for their obesity.All the obese people -- plus 282 normal-weight people -- completed questionnaires asking about four aspects of their sexuality: enjoyment of sexual activity, sexual desire, difficulty with sexual performance, and avoiding sexual encounters.The findings, published in the The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), tracked the weight of 278,982 participants (129,194 men and 149,788) women using electronic health records from 2004 to 2014.The study looked at the probability of obese patients attaining normal weight or a 5% reduction in body weight; patients who received bariatric surgery were excluded from the study.[for] obese people -- or even people of normal weight who feel obese." The results of Binks' study "confirm my experience from clinical practice that many obese patients need to discuss sexual matters," Adolfsson tells Web MD. Sexual satisfaction is a basic human need." If doctors show an open attitude about sexual issues and obesity, their patients will find it easier to discuss their difficulties, she notes.
The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a new study.
Some obese people internalize the negative social messages.
This may be the cause of self-imposed restrictions on important aspects of life, such as enjoying a sexual relationship…
Dr Alison Fildes, first author from the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King's College London (and now based at UCL), said: 'Losing 5 to 10 per cent of your body weight has been shown to have meaningful health benefits and is often recommended as a weight loss target.
These findings highlight how difficult it is for people with obesity to achieve and maintain even small amounts of weight loss.' 'The main treatment options offered to obese patients in the UK are weight management programmes accessed via their GP.
"Yet the fact that the majority of the American population is overweight, we're going to see more people affected by this.