Obesity paradox during aging.

@article{Chapman2010ObesityPD,
  title={Obesity paradox during aging.},
  author={Ian McPhee Chapman},
  journal={Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={
          20-36
        }
}
Although obesity in young people is a risk factor for morbidity and mortality, the effect of obesity in the elderly is much more complex. For example, the body weight associated with maximal survival increases with increasing age. Even more striking is the 'obesity paradox' in the elderly, in which overweight is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease but decreased mortality from these diseases. Thus, although intentional weight loss by obese older people is probably safe, and… CONTINUE READING

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