Unintentional weight loss in older adults

Stajkovic, Svetlana; Aitken, Elizabeth M.; Holroyd-Leduc, Jayna
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p443
Academic Journal
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.


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