An evidence-based assessment of federal guidelines for overweight and obesity as they apply to elderly persons.

@article{Heiat2001AnEA,
  title={An evidence-based assessment of federal guidelines for overweight and obesity as they apply to elderly persons.},
  author={Asefeh Heiat and Viola Vaccarino and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 9},
  pages={1194-203}
}
BACKGROUND The US Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults set the body mass index (BMI; weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) of 25 as the upper limit of ideal weight for all adults regardless of age. However, the prognostic importance of overweight and obesity in elderly persons (>/=65 years) is controversial. We sought to analyze the guidelines in the context of currently available evidence that is… CONTINUE READING

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