Excess kilos may lead to incontinence

Younger women with obesity are twice as likely to have urinary troubles

Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop urinary incontinence, Australian researchers say.

Women who are obese are twice as likely as those of a normal weight to experience incontinence, according to the University of Queensland study.

The effect was smaller among women who were overweight but not obese.