OBESITY IN THE ELDERLY
Grant number: 1056512 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015
The population is ageing and the prevalence of obesity is increasing. The “Baby Boomer” generation has the highest prevalence of obesity of all age groups, hence increasing numbers of older adults (age over 65) are obese, and this is unprecedented. We know that obesity predisposes to loss of physical function and independence in older adults, and may increase the risk of dementia. Our trial will compare multiple treatments for obesity in older persons, including newer treatments.
Related publications (2)
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..