The coming epidemic of obesity in elderly Americans.

  title={The coming epidemic of obesity in elderly Americans.},
  author={David Arterburn and Paul K Crane and Sean D. Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={52 11},
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of obesity in elderly Americans in 2010 and to discuss the health and economic implications of these estimates. DESIGN Three methods of generating future point-prevalence estimates using data from consecutive cross-sectional studies. SETTING All regions of the United States. PARTICIPANTS Estimates were based on five nationally representative surveys of the adult population of the United States, conducted from 1960 to 2000, and population estimates… CONTINUE READING

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