The elderly as a target for obesity treatment.

The elderly as a target for obesity treatment. Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jul;10(4):375-380 Authors: Lechleitner M Abstract The prevalence of obesity is increasing in the elderly population. The primary goal of obesity therapy in elderly is the improvement of metabolic complications and the prevention of severe functional limitations. Clinical studies could demonstrate that the combination of nutritional intervention and physical exercise is of advantage to improve the functional status. Study evidence about the efficacy and safety of medication for weight reduction in elderly is limited, and the risks of bariatric surgery outweigh the possible benefits. The test battery of the comprehensive geriatric assessment is an important tool to determine body composition, nutritional status as well as functional and cognitive capacities of the elderly patient. These results are of central importance for the treatment plan and goals. PMID: 30293491 [PubMed]
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
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