Tag: weight loss and elderly

Overweight Seniors May Live Longer

Body weight does not necessarily correspond to longevity. According to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),åÊ those carrying extra pounds outlive their thinner peers and those who were overweight at ages 65 and older, even those who were highly obese, had a lower mortality...

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Older Adults Who Purposefully Lose Weight Live Longer

New research suggests that older adults who purposefully lose weight have a lower mortality rate. Wake Forest University researchers looked at data on 318 elderly adults enrolled in weight-loss-related trials in the 1990s. Half of those individuals actively lost weight through exercise programs, losing an average of 10.5 pounds over...

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