An approach to the management of unintentional weight loss in elderly people
- Screening tool foretells weight loss. // Journal on Active Aging;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p22
Reports on the use of the Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire (SNAQ) in determining which of older adults with appetite problems are likely to loss weight based on a study conducted by Saint Louis University in Missouri. Information on the questionnaire; Number of respondents who lost...
- Body weight dissatisfaction by socioeconomic status among obese, preobese and normal weight women and men: results of the cross-sectional KORA Augsburg S4 population survey. von Lengerke, Thomas; Mielck, Andreas // BMC Public Health;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p342
Background: Body weight dissatisfaction is an important factor in preventing weight gain and promoting weight loss or maintenance. This study focuses on differences in the rates of body weight dissatisfaction among obese, preobese and normal weight women and men by socioeconomic status within a...
- "I'm Fitter Than Ever at 52!" Aydt, Rachel // Prevention;Feb2008, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p73
The author discusses physical therapist Nancy Sterling and how she lost weight. Sterling states that she was always a swimmer but her weight would always go up and down. Around her 50th birthday she weighed 236 pounds and her knees, hips, and feet hurt. She became determined to lose the weight...
- Interventions to achieve long-term weight loss in obese older people. Witham, Miles D.; Avenell, Alison // Age & Ageing;Mar2010, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p176
Purpose: the prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing in older adults. Information is required about what interventions are effective in reducing obesity and influencing health outcomes in this age group.
- Why Aging People Fail to Lose Weight. Faloon, William // Life Extension;Jun2009, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p7
The author discusses the reason behind the difficulty experiences by some aging people in losing weight. He cites one study which reveals that most of American aging adults have become addicted to a lifestyle that guarantees weight gain. The study adds that as people grow older, they lack the...
- Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults. GADDEY, HEIDI L.; HOLDER, KATHRYN // American Family Physician;5/1/2014, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p718
Unintentional weight loss in persons older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The most common etiologies are malignancy, nonmalignant gastrointestinal disease, and psychiatric conditions. Overall, nonmalignant diseases are more common causes of unintentional...
- NENAMERNA IZGUBATELESNE TEÅ½E PRI STAREJÅ IH. Lipar, Tina // Kakovostna Starost;2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p66
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- Protein Intake, Weight Loss, and Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. Campbell, Wayne W.; Tang, Minghua // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Oct2010, Vol. 65A Issue 10, p1115
Background. Higher protein diets are promoted for effective weight loss. Striated tissues in omnivorous diets contain high-quality protein, but limited data exist regarding their effects on bone. Methods. To examine the effects of energy restrictionâ€“induced weight loss with higher protein...
- A case of tuberculous pericardial effusion. Suman, Appukuttan; Sarin, Jawahar L.; Grant, Simon C.; Bazaraa, Talal A. // Age & Ageing;Jul2003, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p450
Presents a case study on an 80-year-old Caucasian female in Great Britain who presented with weight loss and was found to have a pericardial effusion. Medical history of the patient; Discussion on extrapulmonary tuberculosis; Treatment of tuberculous pericarditis.