Luigi Residori

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BACKGROUND We evaluated the prevalence of co-morbidities, in particular diabetes, in a diverse population of morbidly obese patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery at our institution in New York City. METHODS A retrospective study of 300 patients who had bariatric surgery between January 2001 and April 2002 was conducted. RESULTS 57% of the(More)
Malnutrition in the elderly is one of the greatest threats to health, well-being and autonomy, it is therefore crucial to understand and to contrast the causal factors of inadequate energy intake. This review focuses on the mechanisms of the so-called 'anorexia of aging'. In recent years, it has been shown that elderly subjects have abnormal peripheral(More)
Alzheimer s disease is the most frequent cause of dementia in elderly people and it is one of the leading causes of death among older individuals. Weight loss is a frequent clinical finding in Alzheimer s disease patients, and it is actually listed as a symptom consistent with the diagnosis of Alzheimer s disease, but its significance has not been clearly(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the impact of body image on quality of life in overweight and obese people; to evaluate longitudinally the relationship between changes in body image, anthropometrical measurements and quality of life. DESIGN A cross-sectional study and a longitudinal study in a sub-sample after 6 months. SUBJECTS 308 women in the cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND In healthy elderly people, reduced appetite and the consequent decrease in food intake has been defined as the "anorexia of aging"; this condition may lead to malnutrition. The aim of this study was to investigate how different compositions of macronutrients affect satiety and hunger signals as well as subjective sensations after meals in healthy(More)
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