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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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 7098
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: diabetes; obesity
ISSN: 1469-9036
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 00:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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