Weight change in old age and its association with mortality.

  title={Weight change in old age and its association with mortality.},
  author={Anne B. Newman and David J. Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Tamara M Harris and Andrew Duxbury and Paul L. Enright and Linda P. Fried},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={49 10},
OBJECTIVES Previous studies of weight change and mortality in older adults have relied on self-reported weight loss, have not evaluated weight gain, or have had limited information on health status. Our objective was to determine whether 5% weight gain or loss in 3 years was predictive of mortality in a large sample of older adults. DESIGN Longitudinal observational cohort study. SETTING Four U.S. communities. PARTICIPANTS Four thousand seven hundred fourteen community-dwelling older… CONTINUE READING


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