Evaluation and improvement of current guidelines for treatment of obesity in older adults (WC2015-043 HZ)

Background

Starting date: 27/10/2015

Evaluation and improvement of current guidelines for treatment of obesity in older adults

Starting date: 1-08-2014

The number of obese older adults is rising rapidly, however specific practical guidelines to treat obesity are lacking. Voluntary weight loss leads to improved health and functional ability. A potential drawback of weight loss in older adults is the accompanying loss of muscle mass. This may lead to decreased muscle strength and/or physical functioning, and accelerates the development of sarcopenia. The loss of muscle mass during weight loss should therefore be minimized. This project will provide evidence to specify current guidelines for weight loss for use in older obese adults.

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