Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Weight Loss Effective In Preventing Falls For The Obese

“In addition to greatly improving overall health and longevity, losing weight is an effective fall prevention strategy for persons with obesity, according to a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine. ‘Studies have shown that obese persons fall nearly twice as much as non-obese individuals,’ Madigan said. ‘Falls have also been reported as the most common cause of injury for the obese. Losing even just a small amount of weight can improve balance and potentially reduce this risk.’

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