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Obesity in the elderly: who should we be treating, and why, and how?

Authors
  • Kennedy, R Lee
  • Chokkalingham, Kamal
  • Srinivasan, Ramalingam
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
7
Issue
1
Pages
3–9
Identifiers
PMID: 15090896
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sarcopenic obesity, with accumulation of intra-abdominal fat, is a major determinant of health status in the elderly. As in the younger population, prevention and treatment programmes have the potential to decrease the impact of diabetes, vascular disease, and other complications of obesity.

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