Older Obese Have Better Heart Health, Worse Function

January 2008
IDEA Fitness Journal;Jan2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses research being done on the cardiovascular health of older obese people in the U.S. It references a study published in the November 7, 2007 issue of "The Journal of the American Medical Association." The findings revealed that the prevalence of obesity increased by 8.2 percentage points over time, from 23.5 percent of those 60 or older in 1988-1994 to 31.7 percent in 1999-2004. During both time ranges, obese people were more likely than normal-weight individuals to be functionally impaired.


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