Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Staying Fit: Majority of Older Adults Struggle with Weight

“Nearly 70 percent of adults over age 60 are overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of diabetes and other diseases, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study shows relationship between weight and diabetes in older adults. The study followed more than 4,000 men and women for 18 years and found that those who were overweight, measured by a body mass index (BMI) of 25-29, or obese, with a BMI of 30 or higher, were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. ‘As you age, your body changes,’ ABC News sen...

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