TITLE

Unintentional weight loss in older adults

AUTHOR(S)
Stajkovic, Svetlana; Aitken, Elizabeth M.; Holroyd-Leduc, Jayna
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p443
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the unintentional weight loss among older people. It presents a literature review regarding the cases of unexplained weight loss, wherein it is found that the most common independent factors correlated with unintentional weight loss is related to food intake based on the large cohort study conducted to 4010 people aged 65 years and above from 11 cities in Europe. Moreover, the case study of a 73-year-old woman with unintentional weight loss of 15 pounds is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
59405001

 

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