Obesity in the Elderly: impact of weight loss therapy on physiology and function.

Grant number: 1044334 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability, weight-loss efficacy, change in lean body mass and impact of cognition of three approaches to treat obesity in the elderly. We will compare dietary advice, an energy reduced diet and a very low calorie diet. All three groups will also have an exercise program. This study will be of major assistance in developing management guidelines for obesity in the elderly, which will likely be an emerging public health issue.

University of Melbourne Researchers