Is obesity bad for older persons? A systematic review of the pros and cons of weight reduction in later life.

@article{Bales2008IsOB,
  title={Is obesity bad for older persons? A systematic review of the pros and cons of weight reduction in later life.},
  author={Connie Watkins Bales and Gwendolen T Buhr},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={302-12}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this review was to describe the characteristics of late-life obesity, including prevalence, pathophysiology, and influences on morbidity and mortality. A second objective was to systematically review the empiric evidence on the effects of intentional weight loss interventions in older individuals. DESIGN We summarized the characteristics and known impact of late-life obesity and conducted a systematic review of the outcomes of weight loss interventions in obese older… CONTINUE READING

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