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New bill would give CMS more tools to address obesity in older adults
Jul 26, 2023
The Gerontological Society of America gave legislators a thumbs-up for reintroducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2023 last week. The legislation would give people on Medicare access to more tools...
Researchers urge more frequent COVID-19 shots for people with obesity
May 15, 2023
Protection from COVID-19 vaccines declines more quickly in people with severe obesity, a new study has found. These patients will likely require more frequent shots to remain well protected, investigators...
Medicare costs could soar with availability of new obesity drugs, experts say
Mar 15, 2023
If efforts are successful to expand Medicare Part D to cover these drugs, premiums could soar, according to economists with Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago.
Coronavirus vaccines safeguard people with obesity, but less so in the underweight: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 05, 2022
Underweight people may have less vaccine-derived immunity due to frailty or immunosuppression, investigators theorize.
Light exposure during sleep linked to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure in seniors
Jun 24, 2022
Older men and women who are exposed to any amount of light while sleeping are more likely to have these chronic conditions than their peers who sleep in total darkness, investigators have found.
New study links sarcopenic obesity to dementia; experts call for preventive action
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 26, 2022
Obesity with decreased muscle mass and function is prevalent in older adults and is tied to a high risk of dementia, researchers say.
One in three Alzheimer, dementia cases tied to modifiable risk factors
May 11, 2022
Midlife obesity, physical inactivity and low education are three prominent modifiable risk factors tied to dementia, researchers say.
Obesity a major barrier to healthy aging among U.S. seniors, group contends
Mar 10, 2022
A new approach to obesity prevention and management is needed to help all older U.S. adults age in good health, according to a report from the National Council on Aging’s Obesity and Equitable Aging...
Obesity may increase end-stage kidney disease risk among those with type 2 diabetes
Feb 23, 2022
Higher body-mass index levels were associated with an increased risk of diabetic kidney disease and decreased kidney filtration rate levels in nearly 4,000 people with type 2 diabetes.