Overweight and obesity and the burden of disease and disability in elderly men

  title={Overweight and obesity and the burden of disease and disability in elderly men},
  author={Sasiwarang Goya Wannamethee and A. Gerald Shaper and Peter Whincup and Mary Walker},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of disease burden and disability associated with overweight and obesity in men aged 60–79 y and to assess whether the current WHO weight guidelines are appropriate in the elderly.DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey 20 y after enrolment.SETTING: General practices in 24 British towns.PARTICIPANTS: In total, 4232 men aged 60–79 y (77% of survivors) with measured weight and height.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, prevalence of diabetes… CONTINUE READING


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