Older women who maintain stable weight more likely to live longer, study finds
Aug 30, 2023
Older women who maintain a stable body weight after the age of 60 are more likely to live into their 90s than women who experience significant weight loss as they age, according to a new study.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 9
Aug 09, 2023
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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...
Physicians only recognize 1 in 5 cases of unintentional weight loss
May 17, 2023
The problem is more likely to be recognized in older patients, where it is most common, researchers say. Frequent diagnostic practices also were reported.
Weight loss linked to 10 percent higher mortality in elders, particularly men
Apr 12, 2023
Study results highlight the importance of monitoring older patients who present with weight loss in the clinical setting, researchers say.
Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 14
Nov 14, 2022
Residents’ ‘extreme’ weight loss during pandemic leads to call for guidelines, standards … Unneeded antibiotics for respiratory infections linked to adverse health events … Foundation...
Marked weight loss found in ALF residents during quarantine
Kristin Della Volpe
Sep 26, 2022
Weight loss of at least 5% was found in 40% of residents at assisted living facilities (ALFs) during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a retrospective chart review...
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.
Weight loss in adulthood tied to reduced risk of colorectal adenoma
Feb 01, 2022
Weight loss from age 20 to age 55 to 74 years was linked to reduced risk, especially for those who were overweight, obese
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 2
Feb 02, 2022
Vitamin D lowers risk of autoimmune disease by 22% … Daily exercise helps improve brain function in older adults, new study finds … Universal healthcare bill fails in California … Weight loss may...