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Overweight and Obesity among Older Adults: How should Obesity be Determined?

It is expected that the number of obese older adults will increase in the coming years. A medical expenditure panel from the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that in 2002, approximately 36.2% of older adults (55+) were overweight and 23.3% were obese. By estimates of previous studies, it was expected that the obesity rates of older adults would reach 37.4% in 2010, an increase from 32% in 2000. A 2009-2010 report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 39.7% of older adults (60+) were obese

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