Body weight and weight change and their health implications for the elderly.

@article{Seidell2000BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and weight change and their health implications for the elderly.},
  author={Jacob C. Seidell and Tommy L. S. Visscher},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 Suppl 3},
  pages={S33-9}
}
After the age of 60 y, body weight on average tends to decrease. The contribution of fat mass to this weight loss is relatively small, but fat tends to be redistributed with advancing age toward more abdominal (particularly visceral) fat. Anthropometric data are relatively poor indicators of these aging processes. This may be one of the explanations why the… CONTINUE READING