Women’s Healthcast

At the Intersection of Obesity and Women’s Health

May 23, 2018

Obesity can affect many aspects of women's health, from fertility to pregnancy complications to increased risk of some gynecologic cancers. 

In this episode, Dr. Paola Gehrig discusses the intersection of women's health and obesity. Dr. Gehrig is a professor and director of the gynecologic oncology division at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She discussed how obesity can increase the risk for more than a dozen types of cancer, why obesity is a growing issue around the world, and how physicians and medical professionals can approach the issue with patients.

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