Diagnosis and treatment of obesity in the elderly

Obesity, a disorder of body composition defined by a relative or absolute excess of body fat, is extremely common among older US adults. In 1999-2000, 33% men and 39% of women aged 65-74 were obese, as were 20% and 25%, respectively, above the age of 74. With steadily increasing prevalence in youth...

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Main Authors: McTigue, Kathleen, Hess, Rachel (Author), Ziouras, Jennifer (Author)
Corporate Author: United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Format: eBook
Published: Rockville, Maryland U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2003, December 18, 2003
Series:Health technology assessment
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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