Summary #1372

Age is no barrier to successful weight loss, new study finds

warwick.ac.uk
  • Researchers studied 242 patients (under 60 and over 60 years old) who attended a weight-loss programme, most of them morbidly obese.
  • Results show no differences between age groups, proving that weight loss is as important for older people - even more so - as for younger people.
  • The programme was based on lifestyle-based changes - diet, physical activity and psychological support - and showed similar results regardless of age.
  • People often don’t care about weight loss in older people, and this study shows that it’s a very harmful perspective to adopt.

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