Obesity in the Elderly: impact of weight loss therapy on physiology and function.
Grant number: 1044334 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015
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.
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Obesity in older adults: Effect of degree of weight loss on cardiovascular markers and medications
Cilla J Haywood, Luke A Prendergast, Ratana Lim, Martha Lappas, Wen Kwang Lim, Joseph Proietto
Obesity worsens the age-related tendency towards cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Older adults are vulnerable to medication ad..
Very Low Calorie Diets for Weight Loss in Obese Older Adults-A Randomized Trial
Cilla J Haywood, Luke A Prendergast, Katrina Purcell, Lauren Le Fevre, Wen Kwang Lim, Mary Galea, Joseph Proietto
Background: Obesity contributes to disability in older adults, and this is offset by weight loss and exercise. Very Low Calorie Di..