Obesity and the elderly.

  title={Obesity and the elderly.},
  author={Elisabeth M. H. Mathus-Vliegen},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={46 7},
The prevalence of obesity is rising progressively, even among older age groups. By the year 2030 to 2035 over 20% of the adult US population and over 25% of the Europeans will be aged 65 years or older. The predicted prevalence of obesity in Americans, 60 years and older was 37% in 2010. The predicted prevalence of obesity in Europe in 2015 varies between 20% and 30% dependent on the model used. This means 20.9 million obese 60 years or older people in the United States in 2010 and 32 million… CONTINUE READING


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