Increasing prevalence of obesity: implications for the health and functioning of older people
Kennedy, R.L., Webb, D., and Chokkalingam, K. (2005) Increasing prevalence of obesity: implications for the health and functioning of older people. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 14 (3). pp. 235-246.
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The prevalence of obesity is increasing, both in developed and developing, countries. Since obesity is a major factor in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disorders, the dramatic increase in obesity prevalence in recent years has major implications for the health of individuals and for the health economy. The number of aged individuals and their longevity is also increasing. Age is a major factor in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases.
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