Severe central obesity or diabetes can replace weight loss in the detection of frailty in obese younger elderly – a preliminary study

@inproceedings{Buch2018SevereCO,
  title={Severe central obesity or diabetes can replace weight loss in the detection of frailty in obese younger elderly – a preliminary study},
  author={Assaf Buch and Lital Keinan-Boker and Ofer Kis and Eli Carmeli and Elena Izkhakov and Maya Ish-shalom and Yitshal N. Berner and Gabi Shefer and Yonit Marcus and Naftali Stern},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2018}
}
Purpose Unwanted weight loss is one of the established criteria for the diagnosis of frailty. However, the relevance of this criterion to detect frailty in obese older adults has not been assessed. In particular, with the exception of malignancy, unwanted weight loss is not commonly seen in older obese subjects. Therefore, we tested the possibility that some obesity phenotypes and/or diabetes might be more useful in the detection of frailty in this setting. Patients and methods A preliminary… CONTINUE READING
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